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Leicester tastes victory in 44th Battle of Breezy Bend MAZZEO, KENNEWAY KEY IN WOLVERINES WIN

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Leicester hasn’t been able to do this in three previous tries: Hoist the Battle of Breezy Bend trophy for beating David Prouty on Thanksgiving Day.

LEICESTER — The Leicester Wolverines did something last week they weren’t able to do in four years — defeat David Prouty in the annual Battle of Breezy Bend. For the last three years, it’s been the Panthers hoisting the trophy and celebrating the Thanksgiving Day victory. This year, Leicester found its spark with the tandem of junior quarterback Drew Mazzeo and senior

co-captain Nick Kenneway, who scored a combined five times en route to a 39-14 win on the Wolverines’ home field. “Nothing can be better than getting the seniors a win,” said Mazzeo, who had 12 carries for 130 yards and two TDs. “The seniors are definitely passionate about this game. From the beginning of the season, that’s all they want is to play Prouty.” Kenneway had 12 carries for 81 yards, but it was his three touchdowns that earned him the

game’s Most Valuable Player Award. “We had a great week in practice,” Kenneway said. “We were prepared. We just wanted to win this game. We haven’t beaten them in — we’ve never beat them ’til today, and we just wanted to win so bad.” After forcing a three-and-out on the Wolverines’ first possession, Prouty faced a third and 13

Finalists announced for Leicester superintendent

Turn To FOOTBALL, page A10

Ware rolls over Quaboag

CHAIRMAN ADMITS MEETINGS VIOLATED STATE RULES BY DAVID DORE NEW LEADER STAFF WRITER

Area tree lightings Page A2

COMMUNITY

LEICESTER — The list of finalists for the Leicester superintendent of schools position is now down to three. Interviews with the School Committee and the public were scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27 with Marilyn Tencza, Leicester’s curriculum director for the last eight months, Karol G. Coffin, principal of Wamsutta Middle School in Attleboro, and Judith Jean Paolucci, superintendent of the Yarmouth School District in Maine. According to School Committee Chairman Scott Broskey, board members would visit the finalists’ districts over the next couple of weeks. He said Wednesday, Nov. 21 the plan is to hire a new superin-

tendent “around midDecember.” Paul Soojian, who has led the Leicester Public Schools since 2008, announced to the school board in September that he would retire at the end of December. Broskey said resumes for the three finalists would not be released until “the process is complete.” Tencza, Coffin and Paolucci were chosen, he said, because “they had the best qualifications.” He noted that Coffin and Paolucci “seem very community oriented” and seem “like very good people to work with.” Tencza has “shown a lot” in her eight months in Leicester, Broskey said, through her “leadership abilities in terms of bringing everybody together” on

WARREN — Ware senior Andrew Koczur was responsible for six of the Indians’ seven scores as they rolled to a 46-8 victory over Quaboag Wednesday, Nov. 21. Ware improved to 7-4, earned the No. 3 seed in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 playoffs and took a 31 series lead in the teams’ Thanksgiving rivalry. Above, A Quaboag defensive player tries to tackle Ware’s Andrew Koczur (10) as he runs toward the end zone for one of his six scores on Thanksgiving Eve. Right, Brandon Loyd (44) celebrates with a teammate after catching a two-point conversion in the first quarter to shrink Ware’s lead to 12-8. For the story and more photos, turn to page A11!

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The tradition continues Rising to the challenge Page A3

O PINION GET YOUR POINT ACROSS PAGE A8

CHRISTMAS PARADE READY TO LIGHT UP DOWNTOWN SPENCER BY DAVID DORE NEW LEADER STAFF WRITER

SPENCER — It’s an event that’s becoming a tradition in Spencer, and organizers are hoping this year’s Christmas Parade of Lights is the biggest and best yet. The fourth annual parade will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 (snow date Dec. 9) at David Prouty High School. It will follow the same route as last year, making its way

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Marianne Uva of Spencer dressed as an elf for last year’s parade, along with the other people on the Spencer Furniture float to match the theme of Santa’s Workshop.

down Main Street (Route 9) to Olde Main Street, and ending at the Spencer highway barn on Meadow Road. As in previous years, the 2012 edition will feature floats, antique and newer vehicles, fire trucks and anything else (in the past, that has included animals) adorned with Christmas lights. “As long as you have lights on, you’re in the parade,” said Wendy Berthiaume, chairman of the Spencer Celebration Committee, which organizes the parade. There is still time for people to enter their floats. There is no fee to have a vehicle or float in Turn To PARADE, page A16

Voters to be asked to finish NBES window replacement BY DAVID DORE NEW LEADER STAFF WRITER

NORTH BROOKFIELD — The season of Special Town Meetings in North Brookfield will wrap up Friday, Nov. 30 with about a dozen requests to be decided by voters. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the North Brookfield Elementary School auditorium. It features 11 requests for unspent money from the previous year’s budget — also known as “free cash” — to be used in this year’s budget. It also has a borrowing request to continue the replacement of windows at the elementary school.

The windows are being replaced in two batches because of the cost, according to Selectman Mary Walter. The first group of about 80 was replaced last year, totaling $438,729. The MSBA reimbursed 59.84 percent of the cost. Walter said some asbestos abatement was done as well. On Nov. 14 the Massachusetts School Building Authority approved a plan to replace the remaining 51 windows, at an estimated cost of $366,643. The MSBA will reimburse 62.67 Turn To WINDOWS, page A16

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Tree lightings to brighten up the Christmas season BY ELISA KROCHMALNYCKYJ NEW LEADER CORRESPODENT

Music, lights, hayrides, cookies and hot cocoa — and of course, visits from Santa — will highlight Christmas tree-lighting ceremonies in Leicester, West Brookfield, North Brookfield and East Brookfield this weekend, Dec. 1 and 2. “Anyone can go, ages 1 to 99,” said Mark Carpentier, an organizer of the East Brookfield event. “You want to show up, you do. We’ll have a cookie for you, a hot chocolate for you, and a song for you to sing.” Santa will be the most special guest at both North Brookfield’s tree lighting in the center of town Saturday, Dec. 1 from 4-6 p.m. and East Brookfield’s ceremony Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. at the Municipal Town Complex. “Santa Claus will be in library, meeting little kids, giving them a little treat — and accepting Christmas lists,” Carpentier said. East Brookfield’s events, sponsored by the East Brookfield Pride Committee, will start with the 4 p.m. outdoor tree lighting and caroling. That will last until Santa comes, or as long as the weather permits. “It’s nice when it’s not too cold,” Carpentier said. “Last year was very cold, so we moved

inside very quickly. But unless it’s a driving rainstorm, we’re definitely outside for the tree.” Snow would be welcome, he said. “There’s been years there’s been a little snow coming down, and it’s quite quaint,” he said. “It gets people in the spirit, and that’s what’s fun about it.” That, and the chocolate-chip cookies that are part of the refreshments that EB Flatts provides, Carpentier said. “The chocolate-chip cookies are to die for,” he said. “There are these big chunks of chocolate, and they’re still warm, and they’re all gooey. They go quickly.”

NORTH BROOKFIELD Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be coming to light the tree for North Brookfield at its annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Music will be provided by the North Brookfield High School Band. Hayrides with Blue Starr Equiculture, from Palmer, will be offered from 4-5:30 p.m., leaving from the First Congregational Church parking lot. Letter-writing to Santa Claus will be held at the Haston Free Public Library, also from 4-5:30 p.m.

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QUOTATION OF THE WEEK “We were prepared. We just wanted to win this game. We haven’t beaten them in — we’ve never beat them ’til today, and we just wanted to win so bad.” File photo

Santa Claus waves as he is brought to the East Brookfield Memorial Town Complex on the town’s restored first fire engine during last year’s Christmas tree lighting.

That event is sponsored by the North Brookfield Decorates Committee, and is open to everyone.

WEST BROOKFIELD West Brookfield’s tree lighting will be held during White Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5:45 on the Town Common. A holiday concert at the Great Hall will follow.

LEICESTER The annual Leicester Christmas on the Common is also scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1. The tree lighting at the bandstand — the 17th annual event — will start at 6 p.m., followed by caroling and goodies inside Russell Hall of the First Congregational Church. Then, at 7 p.m., voices and congregations will join together in the Christian Community Choir’s presentation of “Everlasting Light: A Christmas Carol for a Dark World.” It will feature singers from the East Brookfield and Quaboag Valley Baptist churches; the First Congregational churches of East Brookfield, Leicester and North Brookfield; Lowell Assembly of God; Mary, Queen

of the Rosary, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, St. Anne’s and St. John the Baptist Catholic Churches; and the United Methodist Church of Spencer. Refreshments follow at approximately 8 p.m. The event is a collaboration of the Leicester Bandstand Committee, the Leicester Historical Society and the Music Committee of the First Congregational Church on the Common. The Bandstand Committee and members of the Summer Concert Series Committee team up to spruce up the bandstand and make sure all lights are working. Local Girl Scouts provide all the ornaments for the tree. In keeping with a town tradition, the Historical Society scholarship recipient will be announced to the crowd, and then will have the honor of throwing the switch for the lighting of the tree. Those who can’t attend can catch the Christian Community Choir’s performances by Dec. 9 at East Brookfield Baptist Church, Dec. 30 at Overlook Masonic Home in Charlton and Jan. 6 at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in East Brookfield.

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Reiders rise to the challenge to help local kids HEART TO HEART DINNER TO BENEFIT CHARLTON KIDS BY DAVID DORE NEW LEADER STAFF WRITER

Lisa and Herman Reider, owners of the Rise ’n Shine Diner in East Brookfield, have provided food for events in the past, but not something on this scale. They agreed to make a spaghetti and meatball dinner for the Heart to Heart Foundation’s Fun Night of Comedy this Saturday, Dec. 1, at North Brookfield Elementary School. “For 300 people, yeah, this is the biggest, but we’re glad to do it for him,” Lisa Reider said, referring to Richard “Dick” Fiske Sr., the founder and face of the foundation that helps sick children and their families. Fiske asked the Reiders (who live in Holden) to provide salad for the organization’s annual summertime show on the North Brookfield common. They have made lunch for the North Brookfield Senior Center and donated food after the June 2011 tornado that went from Westfield to Charlton, so helping out with a benefit show was not unusual. This time, Herman Reider said, he and Lisa volunteered to make the meal for Saturday’s event, which will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. “What he does is wonderful,” Reider said. “We were very honored to do this for him,” Lisa Reider added. “It’s all for the kids.” When Fiske stopped by the restaurant one morning for breakfast, Reider said, the topic turned to Reider’s family. Herman Reider explained he has three children that are healthy. “We were blessed by that,” Lisa Reider said. Following the dinner of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls, coffee and dessert will be enter-

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Richard “Dick” Fiske Sr., center, founder of the Heart to Heart Foundation, stands with Lisa and Herman Reider, the owners of the Rise ’n Shine Diner in East Brookfield. The Reiders will provide dinner for the foundation’s next benefit show on Saturday, Dec. 1.

tainment from 7-8:30 p.m. Among the entertainers are singer Tammy Casavant, the George Reeves Bluegrass Band, the Korn Kobs and Dave Andrews. Andrews will tell classic jokes, play guitar and deliver one-liners, musical impersonations and song parodies. He has appeared with the Nashville Brothers, the Marshall Tucker Band, Sha-NaNa and Jose Feliciano, and has performed at Foxwoods Casino, resorts and nightclubs. Tickets are $15 per person, which includes both the show and dinner. They can be bought at Bob’s Deli in North Brookfield or by calling Fiske at (508) 8676283. He urged anyone wishing to buy tickets to do so by Nov. 29 so the Reiders have an idea of how much food to prepare. Saturday night’s event will also feature a $50 door prize, raffles (including a 50/50 raffle) and

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“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” — Peg Bracken Friends of the Library will have their annual meeting Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 11:30 a.m. Now available! C/W MARS cards and complete online ordering of books, audios, DVDs, e-books, etc., for our patrons with Evergreen! Your own free account is available online! Register and ask for more information at the library. Bark.cwmars.org Family Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. Lasagna or penne and salad from Uncle Sam’s Pizza. Join the library staff and the Brookfield Police Department at the library and eat hearty while discussing back to school issues and adjustments! Funded with a grant from the Brookfield Community Club. Luminaries for Candlelight Eve, Christmas Eve on the Common (rain day New Year’s Eve), are available at the library for folding. Volunteers are welcome to assist with the folding during November and December. Volunteers are also needed for Christmas Eve; we will meet at noon for preassembling and then at 4:30 for lighting. A.P.P.L.E. Seed, Inc. The book titled “Brookfield” by Brenda Metterville, Kate Simpson and Andrea Faugno will be available for sale for $21.99. The calendar for the Friends of the Brookfield Town Hall is also available for $12 or a pledge of $50. Think! These are wonderful Christmas gifts! Other books available to purchase: Local authors Russell Steven Powell, “America’s Apple Book,” $45.95, and John Jeppson, “Making Hay,” $29.40, are also available.

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BOUQUET OF THE WEEK Lisa and Herman Reider, the owners of the Rise ’n Shine Diner in East Brookfield, for volunteering to make dinner for the Heart to Heart Foundation benefit show this weekend.

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visits by people the Heart to David Dore may be reached at Heart Foundation has helped in (508) 909-4140, or by email at The Spencer New Leader thanks the Spencer Flower the past. Fiske said the Fun [email protected] Shoppe, Main Street, Spencer, for supplying the flowers. Night of Comedy takes the place of the Christmas variety show that’s been held in the past. Proceeds from Saturday’s show will help a 4-year-old girl from Charlton with Don’t n eed to Stage IV cancer and a ocation L t a e be a r G S s p 3-year-old boy from e e i t n i c n e e r m r e A sident Charlton who needs a Great lift for a van and a wheelchair to transport him around. A Senior Living at Prouty is currently accepting applications for 1 Bedroom and Studio fundraiser was held units. Residents live independently in the comfort of their own apartments with utilities for the boy and his and other fantastic amenities such as laundry on site, parking, on-site management family, Fiske said, but and service coordinator. Supportive services are also available to those who qualify. it didn’t raise all of the money that was Applicants must be at least 62 years of age and certain income limits apply. needed. “We just hope that For more information contact Jane Karoway at: 774-745-7446 or [email protected] people will show up

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and come to the show so that we can help these kids out,” Fiske said. The foundation also gives money to St. Joseph’s Church, the First Congregational Church and Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in North Brookfield for holiday baskets, and a donation to a cancer fund in Barre. “It serves multiple purposes, not just the kids,” Fiske said. “That’s the only show we give the churches money for the needy people at Christmas.” Established by Fiske 13 years ago, the Heart to Heart Foundation has helped around four dozen families throughout the region and raised more than $145,000 — all of which has been (or will be) given away. It also gives out scholarships to graduating seniors at North Brookfield High School and David Prouty High School.

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Santa, school spirit and student support BAY PATH FOUNDATION SPONSORING SANTA BREAKFAST BY MARK ASHTON STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER

CHARLTON — The Bay Path Education Foundation will hold its annual Santa Breakfast at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8 to 11 a.m. The school is located on Muggett Hill Road. “The Education Foundation, a recognized 501(c)3 charity, partners with local business, industry, and education to recognize the achievements of Bay Path’s vocational students,” said Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational School District Superintendent John Lafleche. In 2012, the foundation awarded 20 scholarships of $500 each to graduating seniors to offset the cost of post-secondary education or career-related tools. “The students tell us if they’re going directly into their trade,” said Lafleche, “and then we can help with tools or something they need.” For those going on to college, he said, “We need their grades and then help with a scholarship where appropriate.” Instituted last year, said Lafleche, was the plan whereby one student receives a four-year renewable $500 scholarship. This is the fourth year for the Santa Breakfast, which helps fund the annual scholarships. “We raised about $10,000 last year for the foundation,” said Lafleche. In addition to providing student scholarships, the foundation

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recently began funding grant applications from the school’s teachers. The grants allow teachers and students to work on unique, curriculum-based projects in both their academic and vocational classrooms. Recently funded projects in solar energy, the study of world culture, and the school-wide science fair are increasing student knowledge in critical content areas, said the superintendent. The upcoming Santa’s Breakfast is one of two major fundraisers hosted by the Bay Path Education Foundation to raise funds for its scholarships and programs. The family-fun breakfast event is held in the Bay Path High School cafeteria. The highlight of the event is a visit from Santa Claus, who greets children and sits for pictures taken by profesKitchen Specialty Shop sional photographers from Casson-Foster Studios of Perfect Gift For Auburn. “They donate their time to the event,” said Lafleche, “and everyNow offering King Arthur body gets a free photo that Flour Mixes and they can pick up at the accompanying pans. school in time for Build your own gift box Christmas.” or buy one ready made! In addition to meeting and greeting Santa Claus, Special Orders and Gift Registry Available attendees enjoy a delicious Thanks for supporting small local businesses! pancake breakfast cooked 715 Pleasant Street • Paxton, Massachusetts 01612 by Bay Path culinary [email protected] • www.whisk-paxton.com unteers, said Lafleche. “No one leaves the breakfast

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Ad Libs by June Now that Thanksgiving is over, we are officially in the holiday season. I hope you’re choosing to do at least a portion of your holiday shopping locally. An event that is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit is THE THEATER GUILD OF NORTH BROOKFIELD’S CAROL VS. CHRISTMAS. This live theatrical production is a modern day adaptation of the classic Dickens tale. There will be three shows… Friday, December 7 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm, and will be held in the North Brookfield Elementary School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 kids & seniors and may be purchased at the door, or in advance by calling 508-331-9031. See their ad on the front of Section B this week. On the front page and in our TIS THE SEASON TO SHOP LOCAL section you’ll find a clean choice for the holidays. A perfect fit for anyone who owns a car is a car wash gift card from PEPIN’S AUTO WASH. Buy a gift card in any denomination and they’ll add 20% more! Coupon books are also available. See their ad on the front page and check out TIS THE SEASON for other local holiday shopping ideas. There is still time to get in on the HOLIDAY TRIPLE PLAY. Deadline is December 14. See the promo ad in this week’s paper, or call or email me for info. Just $25 per week X3 weeks will have you covered from 12/21 thru 1/4/13! Great exposure for your business through the holidays! Check out THE WRITE STUFF in Section B this week! Three and a half pages of essays and poems written by fifth, sixth, and eight graders from Spencer, Leicester, and North Brookfield! The theme this month is being “Thankful.” I am very thankful for the students, teachers and sponsors who support THE WRITE STUFF! Happy Writing, Happy Reading!! Have a great week! June Simakauskas 508-909-4062 email: [email protected]

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ABOVE LEFT, One of Santa’s helpers prepares pancakes for breakfasters. RIGHT, Bay Path cosmetology pros help with the face painting.

secretary’s office is doing one that’s related to pets and pet supplies.” Likewise, the creativity extends to the various classrooms and technical departments. There’s a themed basket from each class, along with hand-crafted items, said Lafleche. “Metal fabrication is doing signs that people might want to put on their home or a barn, and other classes are providing wonderful Adirondack chairs,” he noted. Attendees at the breakfast will have the chance to purchase raffle tickets and place them in jars related to the themed baskets, said Lafleche. The foundation’s other major

fund-raiser is an annual golf tournament held at Heritage Country Club in Charlton. “That should be in May next year,” said the superintendent. “The Bay Path Education Foundation invites everyone to enjoy a fun-filled holiday season morning” at Bay Path on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8 to 11 a.m., said Lafleche. Tickets to the breakfast/Santafest/raffle are $5 per person, with children age 5 and younger admitted free. “Help us support the great vocational students attending Bay Path High School,” said Lafleche, adding that the breakfast is family friendly and a great way to enjoy some holiday spirit in the community. Mark Ashton can be reached at: [email protected], or by calling: 508-909-4144.

Friday, November 30, 2012

• SPENCER NEW LEADER 5

OUR TOWNS Worcester residents face drug charges after fleeing from police LEICESTER — An early morning traffic stop last week ended after a short police pursuit, which resulted in two Worcester residents being arrested for illegal drug possession. Leicester Police Chief James Hurley stated that the incident began at approximately 1 a.m. when Leicester Police Officer Craig Guertin observed a Toyota Camry traveling at a high rate of speed on Stafford Street in Leicester. The officer radioed ahead as he felt he was not going to be able to catch up to the vehicle and Leicester Officer Frank Bulman located the vehicle and attempted to stop it for multiple motor vehicle violations. When the officer activated his emergency lights the vehicle continued on and turned onto Auburn Street in Leicester heading towards Auburn in an attempt to evade the officer. The vehicle continued to flee heading toward West Street in Auburn. The vehicle eventually made its way into Oxford onto Comins Road near Rt. 56 where the suspects pulled into the parking lot of building and the vehicle crashed into some heavy brush. The operator of the motor vehicle was taken into custody at the scene and he has been identified by police as Sean M. Davin, 31, of 209 Burncoat Street, Worcester. He has been charged with the following offenses: 1. Possession of a Class B substance 2. Operating a motor vehicle after license being revoked for being a habitual traffic offender 3. Failure to stop for a police officer 4. Operating without headlights 5. Speeding

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6. Negligent operation of a motor vehicle 7. Marked lanes violation Mr. Davin also had an active warrant outstanding for his arrest. He brought to the Leicester Police Department for booking and he is currently being held at that location. A State Police K-9 unit was requested and brought to the scene of the incident. The State Police K-9 unit located a short distance from the vehicle the passenger who was in the motor vehicle during the chase and fled from the vehicle after it crashed into the heavy brush. When initially located by the police in the heavy brush the female passenger denied being in Mr. Davin’s vehicle and explained her presence near the scene by stating she had simply fallen asleep in the wooded area several hours earlier. She was also taken into custody and has been identified by police as Tori Chisholm, 30, of 19 Tatman Street (apt. #3), Worcester, MA 01613. She was charged with possession of a Class B substance. She was booked at the Leicester Police Department and was released. She is scheduled to appear in court early next week. Chief Hurley indicated that there were no injuries as a result of the incident but that the vehicle Mr. Davin was operating did sustain some damage as a result of leaving the roadway and crashing into the thick brush. The Leicester Police were assisted during the incident by the Auburn, Oxford and Massachusetts State Police. Officers Craig Guertin and Frank Bulman handled the arrests and investigation for the Leicester Police Department.

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MENUS SPENCER–EAST BROOKFIELD SCHOOLS BREAKFAST Grades K-12 Monday, Dec. 3: Bagel-fuls (plain or apple cinnamon) or yogurt parfait, fruit, juice, milk. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Benefit bar, cereal, assorted muffins or French toast sticks, fruit, juice, milk, all served with graham goldfish. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Egg and cheese biscuit or mini pancakes, fruit, juice, milk. Thursday, Dec. 6: Benefit bar, cereal, assorted muffins or French toast sticks, fruit, juice, milk, all served with graham goldfish. Friday, Dec. 7: Bagel with cream cheese, or mini waffles, fruit, juice, milk. LUNCH Grades K-6 Monday, Dec. 3: Taco’s or nachos supreme (toppings include-taco, meat, lettuce, tomato, cheese, bean salad, salsa and sour cream), corn, fresh fruit, m ilk. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Bacon, egg and cheese wrap or French toast with sausage, fresh fruit, milk. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Chicken broccoli Alfredo or Spaghetti taco’s, green beans, carrots, fresh fruit, milk. Thursday, Dec. 6: Hot dogs or BBQ rib sandwich, French fries, macaroni salad, sweet potato, peas, fresh fruit, milk. Friday, Dec. 7: Pizza with or without topping or Foccacia bread, broccoli, fresh fruit, milk. Grades 7-12 Monday, Dec. 3: Taco’s or nachos supreme (toppings include – taco, meat, lettuce, tomato, cheese, bean salad, salsa and sour cream) corn, fresh fruit, milk. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Bacon egg and cheese McMuffin or French toast with sausage, tater tots, fresh fruit, milk. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Chicken broccoli Alfredo or spaghetti and meatballs, green beans, carrots, fresh fruit, milk. Thursday, Dec. 6: Hot dogs or BBQ rib sandwich, French fries, sweet potato, peas, fresh fruit, milk. Friday, Dec. 7: Pizza with or without topping or Foccacia bread, broccoli, fresh fruit, milk.

LEICESTER HIGH Monday, Dec. 3: Meatball pocket sandwich or grilled cheese on wheat, French fries peas, pineapple, strawberry cup, milk. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Chicken tenders with penne pasta, cheese, marinara sauce, wheat garlic bread, Romaine tossed salad with cherry tomatoes, parfait and cream, spiced apples, pears, milk. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Build a burger, steak-burger on a bulkie, lettuce and tomato, onions, mushrooms, sweet potato fries, baked beans, peaches, fresh apple, milk. Thursday, Dec. 6: Tacos, lettuce, tomato, cheese, assorted toppings, corn, whole grain cookie, mandarin oranges, applesauce, milk. Friday, Dec. 7: Papa Gino’s pizza, spinach salad, peach cup, juice, milk.

LEICESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday, Dec. 3: Meatball pocket sandwich, or grilled cheese on wheat, French fries, peas, pineapple, strawberry cup, milk. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Chicken tenders with penne pasta, cheese, marinara sauce, wheat garlic bread, Romaine tossed salad, parfait and cream, spiced apples, pears, milk. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Build a burger, steak burg-

er on a bulkie, lettuce and tomato, onions, mushrooms, sweet potato fries, baked beans, peaches, fresh apple, milk. Thursday, Dec. 6: Tacos, lettuce, tomato, cheese, assorted toppings, corn, whole grain cookie, mandarin oranges, applesauce, milk. Friday, Dec. 7: Stuffed crust pizza, tossed Romaine with tomatoes, mixed fruit, sliced apples, milk.

LEICESTER PRIMARY SCHOOL Monday, Dec. 3: Meatball pocket sandwich or chicken patty on wheat, French fries, green beans, peaches, pears, milk. Alt. peanut butter and jelly. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Pancakes or waffles, with sausage links, hash brown, carrot sticks, strawberry cup, applesauce, milk. Alt. peanut butter and jelly Wednesday, Dec. 5: Tacos with cheese or turkey and cheese pocket, lettuce and tomato, corn, whole wheat cookie, mandarin oranges, milk. Alt: peanut butter and jelly on goldfish bread. Thursday, Dec. 6: Hot dog on wheat or ham and cheese on wheat, potato puffs, baked beans, fresh fruit choice, milk. Alt: peanut butter and jelly on goldfish bread. Friday, Dec. 7: Stuffed crust pizza or bagel and cheese, broccoli trees and dip, apple slices, raisins, milk. Alt: peanut butter and jelly.

LEICESTER MEMORIAL SCHOOL Monday, Dec. 3: Meatball pocket sandwich or chicken patty on wheat, French fries, green beans, peaches, pears, milk. Alt: peanut butter and jelly. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Pancakes or waffles, with sausage links, hash brown, carrot sticks, strawberry cup, applesauce, milk. Alt: peanut butter and jelly Wednesday, Dec. 5: Tacos with cheese or turkey and cheese pocket, lettuce and tomato, corn, whole wheat cookie, mandarin oranges, milk. Alt: peanut butter and jelly on goldfish bread. Thursday, Dec. 6: Hot dog on wheat or ham and cheese on wheat, potato puffs, baked beans, fresh fruit choice, milk. Alt: peanut butter and jelly on goldfish bread. Friday, Dec. 7: Stuffed crust pizza or bagel and cheese, broccoli trees and dip, apple slices, raisins, milk Alt: peanut butter and jelly.

TANTASQUA REGIONAL JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL Monday, Dec. 3: BBQ chicken, sweet potato fries, broccoli salad, chilled applesauce, milk. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Sloppy Joe, sandwich, New England baked beans, carrot sticks with dip, chilled peaches, milk. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Spanish burrito with salsa, spicy potato wedges, black bean salad, fresh orange, milk. Thursday, Dec. 6: Chicken quesadilla with salsa, Spanish rice, Mexicali corn, chilled pineapple, milk. Friday, Dec. 7: American shop suey with garlic bread, Italian green beans, spinach garden salad, mixed fruit, milk.

NORTH BROOKFIELD HIGH Monday, Dec. 3: Chicken nuggets, dipping sauce or cheeseburger on a roll, French fries, green beans, cup of peaches, apples, milk.

Tuesday, Dec. 4: Macaroni and cheese or hot dog on a roll, cucumbers with ranch dressing, mixed fruit, mixed vegetables, cup of pears, milk. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Taco bar, flavored rice or peanut butter and jelly, fresh oranges, applesauce, carrots in honey glaze, milk. Thursday, Dec. 6: Pancakes, sausage or grab and go salads, orange juice, bag of carrots, sliced strawberries, milk. Friday, Dec. 7: School made whole wheat pasta or toasted cheese sandwich, hash brown, peas, peaches, apples, milk.

NORTH BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Monday, Dec. 3: Chicken nuggets, dipping sauce or cheeseburger on a roll, French fries, green beans, cup of peaches, apples, milk. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Macaroni and cheese or hot dog on a roll, cucumbers/hummus, mixed vegetables, cup of pears, cup of peaches, milk. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Taco bar or peanut butter and jelly, fresh oranges, applesauce, broccoli, sweet peas, milk, chocolate chip cookie. Thursday, Dec. 6: Pancakes, sausage link or mini salad bar, orange juice, bags of carrots, strawberries, milk, school made donuts. Friday, Dec. 7: New cheese pizza or chicken patties on a roll, sweet potato fries, pineapple chunks, carrots, apples, milk.

BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Monday, Dec. 3: Baked macaroni and cheese, mixed vegetables, garden tossed salad, garlic bread, fruit cups or alternate entrée. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Toasted cheese sandwich, creamy tomato soup, mixed greens and bean salad, fruit cups, fresh fruit or alternate entrée or chef ’s salad. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Sheppard’s pie, mixed greens and bean salad, whole wheat dinner roll, fruit cups, fresh fruit or alternate entrée. Thursday, Dec. 6: Popcorn chicken or Caesar salad, vegetable bean soup, whole grain crackers, fruit cups, fresh fruit or alternate entrée or chef ’s salad. Friday, Dec. 7: Sausage egg and cheese breakfast wrap, potato wedges, cream of broccoli soup, assorted fruit, or alternate entrée.

QUABOAG REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BREAKFAST Monday, Dec. 3: Choice of (1) whole grain breakfast bar and (1) wheat toast with peanut butter cup 2 oz and jam, assorted 100 percent apple juice or fruit cup. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Toasted English muffin with strawberry jam and (1) honey roasted sunflower seeds, fresh fruit or 100 percent apple juice or breakfast egg and sausage on whole grain English muffin, fresh fruit or 100 percent orange juice. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Warm assorted (1) breakfast muffin and (1) whole grain toast with butter, (1) honey roasted sunflower seeds, fruit cup or 100 percent fruit juice or breakfast bean burrito. Thursday, Dec. 6: Choice of whole grain breakfast or scrambled eggs with light sausage line and wheat toast with butter, fresh fruit and 100 percent orange juice or 100 percent fruit juice, milk. Friday, Dec. 7: (1) Warm assorted breakfast muffin, (1) honey roasted sunflower seeds or (1) whole grain breakfast bar, fruit cup of 100 percent orange juice. LUNCH Monday, Dec. 3: Popcorn chicken with mashed potatoes, whole kernel corn and gravy or beef cheeseburger with whole grain bun, lettuce, tomato, condiments, Greek orzo salad, tossed garden salad with assorted dressings, diced peaches. Vegetarian-Herb vegetable bean wraps. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Assorted whole grain pizza crust slice, pepperoni, green pepper and onion and cheese, seasoned green beans or buffalo chicken wings, seasoned potato wedges, seasoned dill carrots, apple or blueberry crisp with whip topping. Vegetarian – Wraps. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Chicken teriyaki wrap with seasoned whole grain rice or Mexican beef tacos on whole grain tortilla or had taco shells, zucchini and summer squash sauté, tossed garden salad with assorted dressings,

bananas and diced peaches. Vegetarian -herb vegetable bean wraps. Thursday, Dec. 6: Italian meat sauce on white pasta, mozzarella cheese, steamed seasoned sliced carrots and sautéed onions, black bean and corn salad or chicken parmesan with pasta, vegetable salad with shredded carrot, orange wedges or fresh apple. Vegetarian – entrée. Friday, Dec. 7: BBQ rib sandwich on roll, oven herb roasted potatoes, or chicken and broccoli Alfredo on lo mein noodles, seasoned peas, tossed spinach and Romaine salad with assorted dressings, fresh apple or tangerine. Vegetarian – patty on whole grain roll, fresh fruit or 100 percent orange juice.

WCES/ WBES Monday, Dec. 3: Chicken vegetable soup with beans and whole grain crackers, teriyaki chicken dippers, baked acorn squash with cinnamon topping, seasoned green beans, cinnamon applesauce or petite fresh banana. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Popcorn chicken, vegetable fried brown rice bowl with Oriental orange sauce, seasoned green beans or dilly carrots and onions, whole grain roll, fresh banana or applesauce. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Tomato soup whole grain crackers, stuffed shells or lasagna roll-ups, seasoned harvest corn on the cob, fresh Romaine salad with assorted dressings, raisins or ? fresh orange sections. Thursday, Dec. 6: Chicken fajita with sautéed peppers and onions, whole grain flour tortilla and salsa, sour cream, brown rice with black beans and cilantro, roasted sweet potatoes, pears or petite banana. Friday, Dec. 7: Vegetable minestrone soup, assorted sliced pizza varieties, pepperoni, pepper, onion and fresh basil or plain cheese on whole grain pizza crust, tossed Romaine garden salad with assorted dressings or sliced cucumbers, apple slices or fresh kiwi fruit.

BAY PATH BREAKFAST Monday, Dec. 3: Peach and cinnamon coffee cake with cereal, 4 oz cup of yogurt, 4 oz cup of 100 percent orange or apple juice. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Eggs and hash browns, with whole wheat toast, jelly, 4 oz cup of yogurt, 4 oz cup of 100 percent orange or apple juice. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Toasted bagel with cream cheese, bowl of cereal, 4 oz cup of yogurt, 4 oz cup of 100 percent orange or apple juice. Thursday, Dec. 6: French toast with strawberries, 4 oz cup of yogurt, 4 oz cup of 100 percent orange or apple juice. Friday, Dec. 7: Ham, egg, cheese on whole wheat English muffin, 4 oz cup of yogurt, 4 oz cup of 100 percent orange or apple juice. LUNCH Monday, Dec. 3: Beef Salisbury steak, gravy, whipped potato, mixed vegetable, whole wheat roll and butter, fresh fruit, dessert or peanut butter and jelly sandwich, potato, mixed vegetables, fruit. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Cheeseburger on whole wheat bun, baked potato tots, coleslaw, baked beans, fresh apple, pickles, ketchup, mustard, dessert or grilled cheese on whole wheat tots, slaw, baked beans, apple, dessert. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Baked chicken nuggets, dipping sauce, baked French fries, sweet corn, creamy coleslaw, fresh fruit or vegetable burger on whole wheat bun with lettuce ant tomato. Thursday, Dec. 6: Oven fried chicken with cranberry sauce, whole wheat roll and butter, baked potato with sour cream, sweet peas, fresh pears, dessert or grilled cheese sandwich, potato, peas, pear, dessert. Friday, Dec. 7: Early Release – No Lunch.

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TRI-VALLEY, INC. Monday, Dec. 3: Pot toast stew, red bliss potatoes, succotash, mixed fruit. Tuesday, Dec. 4: Beef barley soup, chicken Mornay, seasoned potatoes, spinach, granola bar. Wednesday, Dec. 5: Vegetable Alfredo, Brussels sprouts, baked apples. Thursday, Dec. 6: Meatloaf and gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, California blend vegetables, fresh fruit. Friday, Dec. 7: Lemon pepper fish, vegetable couscous, carrots, bread pudding.

Friday, November 30, 2012

• SPENCER NEW LEADER 7

NEWS BRIEFS Hospital to offer talk about blood pressure WARE — High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is dangerous because it makes the heart work harder to pump blood to the body, often has no symptoms, and can lead to heart attacks, strokes or kidney failure. The community is invited to join

Lynn Garreffi, RN, MSN, PCCN, nurse manager of Emergency Services at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 10-11 a.m. for a discussion about blood pressure. The program will be held in the Main Conference Room, located on the second floor of the hospital. In addition to the lecture, participants will have the opportunity to have their blood pressure checked.

“We are committed to encouraging our community members to take steps to better health, beginning with knowing what their blood pressure is,” said Garreffi. “It is a common misconception that high blood pressure is something that affects only those who are older or obese. The reality is that while our blood pressure does increase a little with age, high blood pressure can happen to any-

one regardless of their age, gender or weight.” The community is reminded that the Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Emergency Department staff offers blood pressure screenings at no cost every day from 6-9 a.m. “Checking blood pressures is our ways of letting the community know that we care about them every day and not just when they have a health emergency,” said

Garreffi. The event is sponsored by Baystate Health Senior Class. Space is limited; registration is required by calling Baystate Health Link at (413) 967-2488. For more information about the Senior Class Loyalty Program, visit www.baystatehealth.org/seniorclass.

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VIEWPOINT OPINION AND COMMENTARY FROM SPENCER, LEICESTER AND THE BROOKFIELDS

EDITORIAL

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Mirror, mirror

Steadman: Phosphorous ban not a ‘balanced law’

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t nearly 16 months old, it’s really starting to become apparent how much of a personality my son has. It’s actually kind of scary too. Over the last few weeks, I’ve really started to pick up on his mimicry skills. Especially this past week, as I’ve come down with a brutal head cold, I’ve been coughing up a lung (cue pity party), and sometimes when I cough in his vicinity (with mouth covered, of course!), I’ll hear a tiny little cough coming HE INOR from him, followed by a gigantic smile. Even random things that ETAILS I’ll say will end up coming out of his mouth. For examADAM MINOR ple, this past week, as I spent Thanksgiving in New Jersey with my wife’s family, we spent a lot of time, relaxing, catching up, and joking around. During this silliness (as is the norm with my wife’s family — zinger!), a joke was made that I can’t recall, but I do recall my response, a hearty, Ed McMahon style “Heyoh!” I’m sure you can guess what happened next. “Hey-oh!” my son responded, which led to the entire room (including him) bursting out in laughter. Thinking back on the hilarity, it also makes me realize how much of an impact I am set to have on my son’s life — the things I say around him can no longer be careless, because the things I say, he will hear, and the things he hears, he will remember, and the things he remembers, he will eventually say himself. That’s not to say I am careless with my words. On the contrary — I’m proud of the fact that I have not dropped a curse word since I was a child (a time I’m not too proud of), and it’s a streak I’m proud to keep going. But even random silly stuff, or an unexpected moment of frustration or anger could get burned into my son’s memory, and that’s kind of scary. It’s a responsibility I now know I shouldn’t take lightly. I’m told children take on the personalities of their parents. If a set of parents are full of anxiety, high strung and stressed, it’s logical to assume that child will also be anxious, high strung and stressed. Likewise, if — it’s a simple reaction to the environment in which you live. That being said, as my son’s interactions become more and more complex, I’m realizing that every time I look at my son, I’m looking at a miniature version of myself, like a mirror looking backward in time, and the decisions I make, the things I choose to let slip out of my mouth at this time, could have a profound impact on the man my son grows up to be. Seriousness aside though, I have to admit, it’s going to be a whole lot of fun hearing the silliness that’s inevitably going to come out of his mouth in the months to come as he learns the English language. After all, he’s already mastered “Hey-oh!” That’s a good start, isn’t it?

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To the Editor: In response to the letter of Nov. 2, from Karen Connolly of Mass. Association of Lawn Care Professionals (MALCP), I must disagree with them as well as Sen. Brewer and Rep. Gobi in calling this a “balanced law.” There is nothing balanced about a fertilizer that has no phosphorus (P). The basic laws of nature say that all green vegetation requires three major elements for healthy growth and resistance to disease — Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K), as well as water, light, and air in fairly restricted balances. These laws will stand no matter how much legislation is passed to the contrary. It should come as no surprise to anyone that fertilizers are used for growing something besides lawns and a fertilizer without P is not going to help tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, beans, etc. In fact P is particularly vital for potatoes where it is common practice to coat the row with “super Phosphate” before

covering the cut seed potatoes. Furthermore if there is not sufficient P available to promote good healthy growth, the N and K (that are highly soluble) will leach away into the groundwater as undesirable contaminants. P just naturally reacts/combines with soil components and becomes insoluble (unavailable) early in the season thus requiring a light “side dressing” at mid-season. Note also that not so many years ago, the federal Government was subsidizing P for farm use and it was very effective at that time. It would seem that a law with no permits or fines (thankfully) has no reason to exist and should be deleted from the books. It also seems that our ability to detect “contaminants” in our drinking water has outpaced our common sense, which, seems to be less and less common these days.

WILFRED A. STEADMAN BROOKFIELD

Dare to dream To the Editor: If help is needed in dreaming, listen to the Cat Stevens song “Peace Train.” Like any truth, it’s timeless. He speaks of our dark present selfish day. The magnitude of our daily reality is enough to cripple one with fear. But fear will not freeze those with a dream. This worsening freak show of death and despair is a mere valley. Those who dare to have a dream will pass through this valley of darkness and fear no evil. They look at evil and call it for what it is! Dream the assault on human life will be halted. Then, and only then, can we have

peace, to get the Peace Train rolling. Let us all call a cease fire in the war against human life. Dare to dream a day where all forms of human life is sacred and protected from the test tube or womb to the tomb. “I’ve been thinking lately, thinking of good things to come, and I believe this could be, something good has become.” – Cat Stevens

JOSEPH DECOFF II SPENCER

The Bible and abortion should never be swayed from the Is abortion ever justified? unshakable foundation of God’s How can we claim to be a civilaw by emotional appeals that swell lized nation when we ignore and our eyes with tears. Truth, compasmake many exceptions to God’s sion and fear [reverence] of God commands, values, standards, and should prevent us from this fatal principles? compromise. Why do we believe that we, as a ROLAND C. When it comes to the Hippocratic finite people, make better moral BLAIS oath of a doctor, saving the life of a laws than God, who is infinite and BROOKFIELD pregnant mother is the primary creator of the universe and all aim of the doctor. For example, if that lives? there is a bad car or house accident and it Why do we, as a supposedly civilized is on fire, the rescuers try to save the country and nation, frequently make injured occupants, and if only one of them exceptions to God’s commands and moral is able to be saved, is it justified for the reslaws? cuers to take a gun and shoot and murder Why do we continue to challenge God’s the occupants that were unable to be authority and assault God’s law — “thou saved? Of course not! Intentionally killing shall not murder” — the sixth command? someone you are to save is never justified If “thou shall not murder” has an excepin health care or for anyone. And the same tion, then in that instance thou shall murjustification pertains to abortion; it is not der, all sensible reasoning aside, there is justified. no exception to the divine ordinance There is no logical reason, occasions or against intentionally killing innocent peoexcuses to abort — the only consideration ple, and if we choose to make exceptions to of killing someone is self defense, or as I God’s commands, then it is reasonable to mentioned previously, as in a police officer assume God’s rule can be changed and we defending themselves or in combat or war. can set a counterfeit moral standard. I If anyone takes the time and interest to would not want to stand before God and study the scientific facts and God’s Word explain to Him our logic as to why we (the Bible), they would understand how made exception to His law. substantial it is that life begins at concepWhether you kill people for a living, or tion, and there are no exceptions to the you are an accomplice in the murder of a sixth commandment — “thou shall not child conceived through rape or incest, or murder.” a handicapped child, you are a murderer. We must stand true to those foundationGod’s Word makes it plain. He that keeps al principles through every emotional the whole law and offends in one point is appeal, and every tragic scenario if we are guilty of all [James 2:10] The exception we to have any principles at all worth standso willingly practice defines our princiing for, God’s Word. We must stand for ples and reveals our hearts. God’s values, standards, and principles, If politicians or judges are willing to for God to continue His blessings on this sacrifice God’s law, they might certainly country. God’s blessing or God’s wrath or gain more votes, but at what cost? When curse, the choice is ours. we abandon God’s law for a counterfeit There is a definite deference between standard of right and wrong, do we lose murder and killing. Murder is an unlawthe favor of the only judge, God, that ful, malicious, deliberate, or premeditated counts for eternity? If your answer is no, killing of a human being. Killing is when your answer is wrong. We should never someone takes someone’s life in self abandon God’s principles in our response defense, or a police officer defending themto difficult heart wrenching scenarios. selves, or killing someone in a battle or Human life begins at fertilization. It is war. always wrong to intentionally murder Again I ask you! Is abortion justified? innocent human beings. It is always wrong In conclusion, I would like to share my without exception to fatally discriminate convictions on Obamacare. Who is Barack against human lives on the basis of age, Obama? He is human, as we are. He is also health status, and circumstance of confallible, as we are. There is nothing he can ception. do that God can definitely do better. He is It is always wrong to murder an innomortal, as we all are. cent human being and to alleviate the sufSo why do you people — you, the voters fering of another human being by taking — give him your democracy, your trust? his or her life. You are placing your beliefs, trust and It is just as evil to murder a baby confaith in the wrong person. It is God, Jesus, ceived through rape. Children, including and not Obama, you need to give your life pre-born should not be executed for to. We need to trust and have faith in God crimes of their father or mother, rape, or and watch and see the salvation of the any other scenario. An act of violence Lord [Exodus 14:13] [Isaiah 41:10] [Romans against an innocent child, person, is not 8: 31]. Those Scriptures are some of many remedied, but rather compounded by promises from God when we trust in Him another act of violence against another through Jesus. innocent person. I want to say God bless America, and A murder of one person is not less a then I ask myself — how can He if this murder if it allows thousands to live, even country turns its back on Him? if it saves thousands from dying. We

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t’s an annual fact of life that last week brought “the busiest travel day of the year. It’s supposed to be the day before Thanksgiving, but this year it seemed to start at least one day early, clogging major highways into little more than slowly rolling parking lots. We escaped most of that torture, mainly by staying close to home and traveling only on Thanksgiving Day itself, by which time most of the troublesome travelers had already reached their destinations. We got just a taste of the event, however, by traveling along Route 20 on the day before Thanksgiving, mired in a minor slowdown of traffic backed up from Sturbridge to Charlton due to lights at a busy intersection. While the inconvenience S OU was minor, it gave us time to ponder a bit, to think of the IKE T changes – both major and minor – in human transportaMARK ASHTON tion over the last few decades and centuries of invention and innovation. Unless you count our time spent slithering as reptiles in the Book of Evolution, homo sapiens (and some are apparently less sapient than others) have been traveling – bi-pedally – from the very beginning. Walking, running, gallivanting, somersaulting, jogging – they’re all variations on the use of legs to move the human engine forward. I’m not exactly sure when horses, donkeys, and other “beasts of burden” entered the picture – along with wheeled vehicles like the cart, the wagon, the wheelbarrow, the Conestoga, the VW Beetle. But in between there have also been the elephant, the dromedary (the “desert clipper,” not the date-like snack), the “Bull named Fu Manchu,” and the “iron horse” (aka the steam, electric, and diesel locomotive). And the bus. We’re talking mostly land travel here, as sailing and other forms of aquatic transportation present a whole other slew of concerns – drowning, for instance, which very rarely happens in your average traffic tie-up – and other maritime mayhems. And air travel, which is another big part of the “busiest travel day of the year,” remains more or less the equivalent of bus travel (some providers even call their vehicles “airbuses,” which comes from the Latin “a-bus-e,” meaning “crammed in as tight as sardines”). For the record, most (but not all) airline seats are built for the comfort of human beings the size and shape of your average 10-year-old (though there’s probably no such thing, since, if you talk to the average mother of such a child, she will go on and on about how perfect and intelligent and “above average” her particular child is). And I don’t know why I just used the word “comfort” in describing anything about air travel. The seats, belts, aisles, lack of legroom, and other amenities are all geared toward one goal – corporate profitability, not a bad thing in itself, just not relevant in any discussion of “comfortable mass transit.” But we digress. The point is that modern human transport, whether on the busiest travel day of the year or on your average Tuesday afternoon, is relatively miraculous. It takes a flood of motor vehicles (and a popular holiday – or a football game) to really screw things up. Which is probably why we get so mad and frustrated when we set out with good intentions and the wisdom to “beat the crowds” on the day before the day before a major holiday to get stuck in one of the clogged arteries of transportational circulation. (The cardio-logical comparison, by the way, is amazingly apt – except that, vehicularly speaking, the clot thickens traffic-wise before the holiday meal, instead of after. But there are high blood pressure, cholesterolic apoplexy, and even tryptophanic – doze-inducing – elements to any holiday driving.) So, as I sat in 15 minutes of “rush hour” traffic (and there’s never been a more ironic misnomer than that term), I pondered for a few of those moments the miracles of modern transportation. Those first Thanksgiving diners – the remnants of their original party – had traveled for weeks crammed into a craft the size the aforementioned VW Beetle just to reach the “new world,” the land of opportunity. Later on, those with westward leanings traveled by wagon, train, handcart, or on year-long boat trips around South America to reach places that weren’t even yet stars on the American flag. Today, despite the discomforts, we can travel across the country, or across the ocean, in a mere six hours. Whodathunkit? Probably not the pioneers who trudged so stalwartly toward their adventurous goals. My point, however, is that transportation is not yet evolved enough to suit my personal preferences. What I’m looking for(ward to) is the day that tele-transportation is the norm. Not exactly the Star Trek “Beam me up, Scotty” kind, which, if you believe any of “The Fly” movies can have tragic complications on occasion, but the kind I imagine while driving along the Mass Pike at, say, 75 miles an hour and appear to be standing still, judging by what’s whizzing by me. What I envision is being able, at the top of one rise in the road, to pick a spot – say two miles away – by sight and, by pressing a button, being instantly (and safely) transported to that site, for then selecting another site and repeating the process. Who’s to say I’m crazy (other than immediate family and friends) to suggest such a thing? Certainly something never imagined is much less likely to become reality than something outlandishly, even ridiculously, envisioned. Physicists, engineers, and entrepreneurs, please get right on it. If you need some time and a place for contemplative inspiration, get out into traffic, say, the day before Christmas.

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Mark Ashton can be reached at: [email protected], or by calling: 508-909-4144.

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Pupils’ bodies, minds fed on day before Thanksgiving

Quaboag Regional Middle/High School Principal Gregory Myers reads to sixth-graders for Community Reading Day.

Billie Moberg and her sixth-grade class gather for a photo in their Learning Hut after Spencer New Leader Senior Staff Writer David Dore read “Mr. Peabody’s Apples” by Madonna to them for Community Reading Day.

WEST BROOKFIELD — There was a lot of activity around West Brookfield Elementary School Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 21. Local residents stopped by for Community Reading Day, sharing stories and their time with pupils. The kindergarten classes shared a feast, and pupils in Grades 1 and 2 partook in their annual feast with items from the classic television special “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” — toast, jelly beans, pretzels and popcorn. Parents prepared and served the food while the pupils saw the special; the kids had previously read the book as well.

State Rep. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer) was part of Community Reading Day, too, and read to one of the classes Jane Yolen’s book “Letting Swift River Go.”

Dressed as Indians and Pilgrims, kindergarteners pose for a photo before partaking in their Thanksgiving feast.

First- and second-graders enjoy their version of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.”

First-grader Matthew Carter holds a pretzel like a cigar as he enjoys his Thanksgiving feast.

Second-grader Gabe Paquette gets a bit goofy with a kernel of popcorn.

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Kaitlyn Osborne, a Grade 2 pupil, poses for the camera with her feast in front of her.

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from its own 40 on its first drive. QB Ryan Fahey threw an interception to Cornelius Matthews, who brought the ball back to the Prouty 31. After a couple of Panthers penalties, Kenneway scored his first touchdown of the day on a 6yard run. It appeared the Wolverines would pick up two more points when Prouty’s Zachary Howard was tackled in the end zone, but a penalty wiped that out. Howard would take the kickoff 70 yards to give Prouty the 8-6 lead. As the next Leicester drive went from the first quarter into the second, head coach Timothy Griffiths decided to change signal callers from Nick Wilson to Mazzeo. “Wilson did a nice job in the first quarter, so we stuck Drew in the second quarter,” Griffiths explained. “I thought he provided a pretty good spark to the team. Not that Wilson did a bad job — he did a

Leicester’s Brendon Metcalf (9) intercepts a pass by David Prouty’s Ryan Fahey in the end zone with less than a minute to go in the first half.

Brendan Sheeran, 8, of Worcester shows off his Leicester High hat and eye black. His father, Michael, is vice principal at the high school.

nice job too. But I think Wilson’s run on our second series — he got, like, 10 yards — ignited our offense, got us in the flow of things. And Drew took it from there.” Mazzeo’s first play was an incompletion on a fourth and 4. Prouty took over at its own 35, but turned the ball back over to Leicester on downs. Four plays later, Tom Rodrick would run the ball in 9 yards and catch a two-point conversion from Mazzeo to give Leicester the lead back at 14-8. Mazzeo would score later in the second quarter on touchdown runs of 25 and 28 yards to increase the home team’s lead to 26-8. Halfway through the third quarter, Howard would find the end zone again on a 7-yard run to shrink Leicester’s lead to 26-14. But Leicester’s Shane Padeni caught the ensuing onside kick, and Mazzeo and Kenneway ran the ball from the Prouty 45 to the end zone to make the score 32-14. Kenneway scored for the third time on a 33-yard run to open the fourth quarter to give Leicester the 39-14 victory. For Prouty, Marc Lamoureux had the ball 16 times for 63 yards, while Stephen Beane had 118 all-purpose yards (four rushes for 73 yards, 45 receiving yards). Leicester (9-2) moved on to the postseason Tuesday, Nov. 27 against

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The David Prouty cheerleaders practice before the 44th Battle of Breezy Bend between Prouty and Leicester.

Leicester’s Nick Wilson signals it’s good after Tom Rodrick scores a two-point conversion for the Wolverines.

Tyngsborough (after this newspaper’s deadline) and looked to defend last year’s Central Massachusetts Division 5 Super Bowl title. Prouty fell to 5-6, but according to head

A couple of Prouty defenders get ready to chase down Leicester’s Matthew Levins (44).

coach Andrew Tuccio the squad has a bright future ahead. “We only played two seniors, so we have nine guys back on each side of the football,” Tuccio said. “We’re a young football team

that can improve if they dedicate themselves to hard time and hard work in the postseason.” David Dore may be reached at (508) 909-4140, or by email at [email protected]

Leicester’s Drew Mazzeo (8) runs down the field and gains 16 yards in the second quarter. Leicester’s Shane Padeni (5), Ryan McKay (35) and Brendon Metcalf (9) huddle before the game.

From left, Prouty players Ryan Fahey (10), Marc Lamoureux (21), Zachary Howard (23) and Stephen Beahn (24) pose for a photo after the game.

ATHLETE of the WEEK Nick Kenneway The Leicester High running back helped the Wolverines to a victory over David Prouty in the 44th Battle of Breezy Bend on Thanksgiving Day, and for his efforts was awarded the Game MVP trophy. Leicester, now 9-2, has moved on and will play in the Division 5 playoffs, after press time.

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AUTO • HOME BUSINESS • LIFE Tel: 508-885-6545 Leicester’s Nick Kenneway holds the trophy he got for being the game’s Most Valuable Player.

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SPORTS Ware finds inspiration in Thanksgiving win over Quaboag BY DAVID DORE NEW LEADER STAFF WRITER

WARREN — For Ware, it was a game to remember for a few reasons. Senior Andrew Koczur was responsible for six of the Indians’ seven scores as they rolled to a 46-8 victory over Quaboag Wednesday, Nov. 21. Ware improved to 7-4, earned the No. 3 seed in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 playoffs and took a 3-1 series lead in the teams’ Thanksgiving rivalry. For Ware’s second-year head coach, Rob Slattery, the victory had personal significance because in September he nearly lost his life in an automobile accident. He returned to the sidelines a couple of weeks before the Thanksgiving Eve contest.

Quaboag head coach David Shepherd, far left, watches as Jon Janosz (21) is about to fall out of bounds, with two Ware defenders not too far behind.

“I try to teach a lot of life lessons through athletics,” Slattery said after the game. “And I tell these guys it is a season to be thankful. This season — and this year — it’s kind of been on my mind to be thankful for the smaller things, and that I lived through the accident. It really makes the little things more important, puts more emphasis on them, and about the loved ones in our lives and the family.” Koczur found the end zone for Ware on offense, defense and special teams. He bookended a 37-yard rushing TD to open the game and a 95-yard fumble recovery late in the fourth quarter with a 45-yard pass and run by Jacob Hurlbert following a successful onside kick after the opening score, an 11-yard rush-

Quaboag cheerleaders move and dance on the sidelines during the game.

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Ware players try to prevent the Quaboag offense from moving down the field.

ing TD, a punt return of about 50 yards and a 56-yard run on the second play of the fourth quarter. “Drew was on fire tonight,” Slattery said. “He was like a man possessed tonight.” Zerred McCoy rounded out the scoring with a 12-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Quaboag’s only points would come on the Cougars’ opening possession. Jon Janosz capped off an eight-play drive with a 6-yard run, followed by a two-point conversion throw from Joey Zalatores to Brandon Loyd. Quaboag finished its fourth varsity campaign with a record of 1-10.

This year the Cougars moved from the Southern Worcester County League to the Colonial Athletic League, playing vocational high school teams such as Bay Path. They defeated Keefe Tech 32-6 on Nov. 3. Playing their final games for the Maroon and White were Zalatores, his brother Jimmy, Janosz, Loyd, RJ Ducharme and Jeff Stevens. David Dore may be reached at (508) 909-4140, or by email at [email protected]

LOCAL RUNNERS COMPLETE CROSS-COUNTRY YEAR WITH POSTSEASON BY NICK ETHIER SPORTS STAFF WRITER

Like all other team sports throughout Central Mass., the boys’ and girls’ crosscountry programs had postseason play in November. The district race was run Nov. 10 at Gardner Municipal Golf Course’s 2.9-mile track, while — for some — the All-State meet was held Nov. 17 at Northfield Mountain’s 5k course. Local results are as follows: Division 1 boys’ district race

TEAM RESULTS 1. St. John’s, 35 points 9. Tantasqua, 290

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 1. Jonathan Green, St. John’s, 13:50 14. Mike Dobos, Tantasqua, 15:31 39. Finley Simonds, Tantasqua, 16:24 71. Dan Peck, Tantasqua, 17:22

82. Ryan Donovan, Tantasqua, 17:35 84. Mike Ostrowski, Tantasqua, 17:39 92. Chris Via, Tantasqua, 17:52 114. Tom Canavan, Tantasqua, 18:37 Division 1 girls’ district race

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

TEAM RESULTS 1. Nashoba, 44 points 16. Tantasqua, 422 Individual Results 1. Rylee Gillen, Nashoba, 17:32 59. Courtney Holmes, Tantasqua, 21:15 73. Emily Gustavson, Tantasqua, 21:45 87. Elizabeth Quevilin, Tantasqua, 22:48 103. Laural Seery, Tantasqua, 23:46 115. Sara Hoye, Tantasqua, 25:13 Division 2 boys’ district race

1. Price Day, Bromfield, 15:11 18. Brendan Coughlin, David Prouty, 16:20 90. Matt McNamara, David Prouty, 17:56 155. Jack Coakley, David Prouty, 19:35 159. Cameron Koss, Quaboag, 19:53 164. Robert Dukes, David Prouty, 20:07 165. Hunter Dean, David Prouty, 20:08 178. Magnus Martin, Quaboag, 20:46 181. Brian Hawes, David Prouty, 21:01 186. Josh Lavallee, David Prouty, 21:23 189. Patrick Custer, Quaboag, 21:44 191. Thomas Seekins, Quaboag, 22:18 196. Andrew Fountain, Quaboag, 22:55 199. Liam Carlson, Quaboag, 23:46 204. Heath Blackwell, Quaboag, 25:16 Division 2 girls’ district race

TEAM RESULTS 1. Hopedale, 40 points 20. David Prouty, 564 28. Quaboag, 869

TEAM RESULTS

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 1. Kerri Keohane, Tyngsborough, 17:05 135. Sarah Woodford, Quaboag, 23:39 141. Amber Floury, Quaboag, 24:11 145. Colleen Jenkins, Quaboag, 24:41 155. Alyssa Wilmot, Quaboag, 26:01 159. Victoria Dickson, Quaboag, 26:54 162. Kelly O’Brien, Quaboag, 27:33 Division 1 boys’ All-State race

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 1. Jonathan Green, St. John’s, 15:29 92. Mike Dobos, Tantasqua, 17:31 Division 2 boys’ All-State race

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 1. Scott Carpenter, Lenox, 15:55 100. Brendan Coughlin, David Prouty, 18:20

1. Tyngsborough, 43 points 23. Quaboag, 698

OUR TOWNS Area choir to give holiday presentations The towns of Spencer, the Brookfields, Charlton, Sturbridge and Dudley have a group of individuals who gather twice a year to celebrate the key Christian seasons of Easter and Christmas. This group has been gathering and training at the East Brookfield Baptist church. Under the leadership of choir director Linda Cross, the combined voices of these 60 or so people merge to give a wondrous prayer in song to the season. This year, the Christian Community Choir will present its gift of song in a concert entitled, “Everlasting Light.” There will be four presentations of this choral ensemble in the area. The first will be at the Leicester Congregational Church on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m., with the following presentations on the Dec. 9 at the East Brookfield Baptist church (4 p.m.), on Dec. 30 at the Masonic Home (Overlook Home) in Charlton (2 p.m.) and final presentation on Jan. 6, 2013 (2 p.m.) will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic church in East Brookfield. Admission is free. All are welcome to share in the heart-lifting songs and melodies and give the spirit of the season an opportunity to find lodging in our hearts.

Deadline approaching for NBPA Toys for Joy NORTH BROOKFIELD — The North Brookfield Police Association will again be sponsoring the Toys for Joy program. Forms are available in the police station foyer. North Brookfield residents wishing to participate must have completed forms returned to the Police Department by Thursday, Dec. 6.

Mrs. Santa Claus visits during White Christmas WEST BROOKFIELD — What would a “White Christmas” be without Mrs. Claus? Thankfully, West Brookfield residents and visitors won’t have to answer that question, as North Brookfield Savings Bank’s West Brookfield branch will be hosting Mrs. Claus on Sunday, Dec. 2 from noon to 3 p.m., as part of the 20th Annual White Christmas in West Brookfield event.

During festivities taking place throughout the town for White Christmas in West Brookfield, Mrs. Claus will be at the bank’s 128 West Main St. location, where children and family pets can enjoy a photo-op with Santa’s better half, and where visitors will be treated to free cookies, cider and other exciting surprises. Donations, while not required, will be kindly accepted; North Brookfield Savings Bank will match all donations and proceeds will benefit the West Brookfield Police Association Holiday Toy Program. “The holidays are a great time of year to get to know our friends and neighbors,” explained West Brookfield Branch Manager Tammy Martin. “Being able to host Mrs. Claus gives us an excuse to have fun, but it’s fun with a purpose.” Bringing Mrs. Claus to its West Brookfield branch during White Christmas is just one of many bank events taking place this holiday season. For example, Santa will be visiting the Belchertown branch and, as part of the bank’s Annual Toy Drive, all four branches are holding toy collections similar to the West Brookfield branch’s support of the West Brookfield Police Association Holiday Toy Program. White Christmas in West Brookfield is a town-wide event taking place on Dec. 2 from noon to 8 p.m., featuring a performance by the by the Pumpernickel Puppets, a publicly judged Gingerbread House Contest and the Elf Search for kids. Guests can enjoy traditional hayrides and additional open houses at shops and other local establishments. The highlight of

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the event will be the ceremonial Christmas tree lighting on the common, followed by a holiday concert at the Great Hall.

Donations sought for Toys for Joy program Please consider donating what you can to the Toys for Joy program. This program has been in place for decades and tries to make the Christmas season a little happier for less fortunate children in Brookfield and East Brookfield. All donations are used to purchase toys, there is no overhead and no administrations costs. Everything is done by local volunteers. Gifts are bought in an attempt to be the most appropriate for the children based on age and gender, so money is the best way to help. New, unwrapped toys will still be accepted. Anything will help. Donations (clearly marked) can be dropped at Brookfield Town Hall or the Brookfield fire station, or mailed to Toys for Joy, P.O. Box 575, East Brookfield, MA. 01515. Donations have gone down in the last few years, but the need is still there.

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SPORTS Rams feast on Warriors in second half to win Thanksgiving showdown STURBRIDGE — The Shepherd Hill football team may have started slow in their 39th Thanksgiving Day showdown with Tantasqua at the Reservation on Nov. 22, but the Rams rebounded greatly to win 3620. Shepherd Hill trailed, 20-6, at halftime before winning the second half, 30-0. The Warriors scored three first half touchdowns, courtesy of two passing scores from quarterback Randy Harrington to Jon Beaudry and another on a Spencer Duncan run (plus two Beaudry extra point kicks), but the offense stalled from there. The Rams’ first half score was run in by Drew Jean-Guillaume, but it was in the second half when they exploded. Drew Ravenelle rushed in two touchdowns, Tyler Simmons had another and Jake Gelb added one. Kyle Amico created a pair of two-point conversion rushes and Ravenelle hit Chris Dutting with a two-point pass. Shepherd Hill finished 9-2 and will play in a Division 2 semifinal versus Doherty, after press time. Tantasqua, owners of a 5-6 record, advanced to the Division 3 semifinals, where they will take on Groton-Dunstable, after press time.

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OUR TOWNS Water main break puts brakes on Thanksgiving NORTH BROOKFIELD — The North Brookfield Water Department repaired a water main break Thanksgiving Day on Elm Street, just before Edna Circle, according to a notice on its Facebook page. Water was not available in the Elm Street and Edna Circle area until the repairs were made. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause in any Thanksgiving celebrations,” the notice stated. After water service was restored, hydrants were opened in the area to draw the air out of the lines. For a while, water might have appeared white in color because of air bubbles.

District attorney issues warning on holiday scam WORCESTER — Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. is warning residents to be aware of holiday scams, including one coming in the form of a text message that says the recipient has won a $1,000 Best Buy gift card. The text is not from the electronics retailer, but from scammers looking to get personal credit card information from those receiving the text, according to Early. Those receiving the text are directed to a web site disguised to appear as if it from the company. Scam web sites will often ask consumers to give their credit card and other information in order to get their prize. “If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” Early said. “Consumers should be wary about giving up their personal information.” The scam has been underway around the country for several weeks and has recently made its way to Worcester County. State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office are investigating. The detectives and Best Buy officials recommend that those receiving the bogus text call their cell phone carrier and report that they are receiving spam.

Spencer woman wins top award from RRI STURBRIDGE — Deborah VanDyke, of Spencer, was given the Linda Duesel Support Professional Award from her employer, Rehabilitative Resources, Inc. (RRI), at the non-profit’s recent Recognition Luncheon at

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LEICESTER — Sheriff Lew Evangelidis attended the 2nd Annual Veterans Breakfast at the Leicester Senior Center on Thursday, Nov. 15. Pictured is the sheriff with Tracy Vaillancourt, VP of Project New Hope, and Gold Star Mother of PFC Brian Moquin, Bill Moore, President of Project New Hope and Chair of the Leicester Council on Aging.

Old Sturbridge Village. VanDyke, who works as a Direct Support Professional at an RRI residence in Dudley, was recognized for her unending dedication and compassion. She is regularly at the side of individuals in the program when they are having medical procedures, cancer treatments, lengthy hospitals and often when they take their last breath. She is often the first person they ask for. “One day there was an individual who was having chest pains, and after the staff called 911, he looked up and asked us to call Deb,”

said Dorothy Cote, the interim Chief Executive Officer of RRI. “She has been a comforting presence for the individuals we serve since her first day here. She puts her heart into the job. The Linda Duesel Support Professional Award is given annually to the employee who goes above and beyond expectations in supporting a specific individual. They have compassion, dedication and are loyal

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KNOX TRAIL JR. HIGH SCHOOL FIRST QUARTER HONOR ROLL HIGH HONORS Grade 8: Victoria Ahaesy, Abigail Befford, Amanda Bowen, Meghan Bowen, Ryan Casault, Cole Cashman, Max Donahue, David Dubuque, Craig Dwinell, Olivia Fahey, Elycia Figarsky, Jacob Fulmer, Jeffrey Fulmer, Patrick Gilbert, Cheyanne Gustafson, Jaymee Hayes, Arianna Huertas, Caitlynn Kelly, Abby LaFountain, Matthew Marble, Deanna McCrillis, Deanna McKnight, Zachary Natale, Alexander Schrader, Rachelle Silverman, Matthew Toomey, John Trainor, Jacob Tutlis, Josh Wheeler, Joseph Wilkman, Rebekka Yang. Grade 7: Emily Anderson, Jacquelyn Bokis, Kyle Bouvier, Alexandra Button, John Button,

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Jonathan Wheeler, Alyson White, Stefyni Whitenett. Grade 7: Codie Abraham, Kasandra Arcouette, Julia Barton, Bryan Bishop, Chandler Boucher, Sean Burke, Tyler Carter, Madison Catino, Brianne Curtyis, Brendan DeCoff, Anthony DeMichele, Devin Desforges, Hayley Doane, Nicole Doherty, Patrick Dyer, Hunter Eccleston, Tiana Feruson, Cassandra Fitzpatrick, Hannah Fitzpatrtick, Jacob Gaudette, Elizabeth Gebo, Samantha Gibson, Ethan Goodreau, Madison Gosselin, Kristin Hadley, Joseph Hallihan, Sarah Hesselton, April Hidenfelter, Owen Huard, Kyle Jones, Samuel Kandel, Matthew Kelley, Brandi Kennedy, Nicholas Kulesza, Benjamin Laurence, Benjamin

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Business, civic leaders are honored by Boy Scouts WORCESTER — The Mohegan Council, Boy Scouts of America, hosted the 2012 12-point Grand Gala and Benefit Auction on Thursday, Nov. 29 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester honoring six prominent local community leaders. Three years after the initial Gala, held to recognize Abraham Haddad Ann Lisi Craig Blais the 100th Anniversary of Scouting, the 12-point Grand Gala is now Mohegan Council’s sig- time in which budget constraints drove nature event. This glamorous celebration efforts down. Ann Lisi, president and CEO of the expects to raise more than $100,000 to benWorcester Community efit Scouting in Central Massachusetts, Greater which serves more than 5,000 area youth. Foundation, was appointed by the Board In addition to a gourmet dinner in the of Directors in 1992. She had previously Grand Hall and a live auction hosted by served for three years as the foundation’s showman Paul Zakos, the highlight of the program officer. Lisi has been the recipievent is recognition of individuals who ent of several awards, including the are leaders in the community and demon- Telegram and Gazette Visions 2000 strate the tenants of the Scout Law in Outstanding Young Leader, the Quota their daily lives. Trustworthy, loyal, help- International of Worcester Olive Borgatti ful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, Career Woman of the Year, and the cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent German Marshall Fund Transatlantic are not just words for these six distin- Community Foundation Fellowship. She guished honorees, but rather a way of life. has more than 20 years’ experience in Worcester city manager since 2004, nonprofit management and philanthropy, Michael O’Brien exemplifies the Scout demonstrating her commitment to the Law through his dedication to making a virtues of helpfulness and loyalty, includdifference in the community that he leads. ing roles as program associate with The He guides his administration with a Boston Foundation Fund for the theme dedicated to “preserving, protect- Homeless, director of development and ing and enhancing the quality of life for public relations with Discovery Museums all residents and resident businesses.” and volunteer coordinator with Help for O’Brien initiated the “Buy Worcester Abused Women and Their Children. A former Boy Scout in Boston, Dr. Now” program, which resulted in the establishment of five Neighborhood Abraham Haddad, DMD, FAAHP, said that Revitalization Strategy Areas. An employ- Scouting had a large influence on his life. “As a boy, family values were calculated ee of the city since 1994, O’Brien was named Commissioner of the Park, in me and confined to a Middle Eastern Recreation and Cemetery Department in environment and traditions. Scouting 1997, where he stimulated unprecedented broadened my exposure to boys from difcommunity participation in master plan ferent backgrounds, and in Scouting we implementation for parks and pools in a all shared common values and goals. Scouting gave me self-confidence and I

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curriculum matters. Before coming to Leicester, Tencza was principal of Quabbin Regional High School in Barre. She was a finalist last year for the North Brookfield superintendent’s job. Attleboro School Committee Chairman Michael Tyler told the Attleboro Sun-Chronicle last week Coffin has a “proven track record” as an administrator. She has been principal of Wamsutta Middle School since 2007; before that, she was principal at Talbot Middle School in Fall River. Tyler told the newspaper the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education commended Wamsutta Middle School this year for its MCAS scores. Paolucci has been superintendent in Yarmouth, Maine, since 2009. Before that, she served as assistant superintendent in Narragansett, R.I. According to media reports, she was a finalist earlier this year for the superintendent posts in Wellesley and Barrington, R.I. Paolucci is on the Board of Directors for the Marlborough-based New England School Development Council, a group that held school districts with professional development, search

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the parade. For more information, contact Berthiaume at (774) 230-8281 or [email protected] The last three parades have been “excellent,” Berthiaume said. “They’ve grown every year that we’ve done it. We’re hoping to have more this year.” She said the first parade in 2009 featured about a dozen floats. That increased to “almost 20 the next year” and 35 at last year’s parade. “We’ve almost doubled every year the number of floats we’ve had,” Berthiaume said. “I’m hoping that we double the number again this year. We don’t discourage anyone from ever showing up.” Berthiaume and her husband, Selectman Donald

Berthiaume Jr., have organized the parade from the beginning. She said a Christmas parade was held in Spencer in the past. “Donnie came up with the idea that, let’s do it at night and let’s do everything lighted, and we said, ‘Heck yeah,’” Berthiaume said. She said the reaction from residents to the Christmas Parade of Lights has been overwhelming. “Last year it was absolutely crazy,” Berthiaume said. “I couldn’t believe the number of people that were out. I was in awe. The center of town, they were three and four deep, the rows of people. I was really shocked that there were so many people.” David Dore may be reached at (508) 909-4140, or by email at [email protected] com.

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Posting meetings At the same time that the names of the three finalists were released Tuesday, Nov. 20, Broskey acknowledged some of the meetings the superintendent search committee held were not announced to the public, as mandated by state law. Broskey said two meetings were not posted at all, and a third meeting was posted for the wrong day. All three meetings were held behind closed doors because the committee went through and discussed resumes from the more than 30 people who applied. “We immediately realized the missed steps and contacted the attorney general’s office to let them know about the issue and to get a solution to the matter,” Broskey wrote in a Nov. 23 email. “Based on the attorney general’s office and our school district attorney’s advice we made a statement letting the public know about the missed steps during our Open Session meeting. This resolved the issue and we are now able to move forward with announcing the finalists.” Broskey said as chairman of both the School Committee and the superintendent search committee, the blame for the

meetings not being posted in compliance with the state’s Open Meeting Law falls on him. “I’ll take all responsibility,” he told the New Leader Nov. 21. “I’ll take full responsibility for everything. I’m the chair, and no matter what mistakes are made, and by whom, I am responsible for everything. I’m the chair, and the buck stops with me.” He stressed the mistakes were “not intentional,” and the rest of the superintendent search process will take place through meetings that are open to the public. A notice on the Town of Leicester website shows the Nov. 27 meeting was posted in compliance with state law. “Executive sessions and all information in the meetings are confidential and not open to the public,” Broskey wrote in his Nov. 23 email. “It is because the missed steps occurred with meetings that the public could not be involved with that we were able to resolve the issue without starting the process over, as long as the public was notified about the missed steps in an open meeting (which was the case).” David Dore may be reached at (508) 909-4140, or by email at [email protected]

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percent of the project’s cost, according to Article 12 and documents on the MSBA website. Walter said the windows are being custom made and are “going to last a while.” MSBA documents indicate all of the new windows at the elementary school will have aluminum thermally broken frames, 1-inch thick insulated glass and a Mylar film coating. A debt exclusion is not needed for the new windows because they can be funded through the town’s budget, Walter said. The first 12 articles on the Town Meeting warrant seek free cash for a variety of purposes in this year’s budget: $9,000 to refurbish a police vehicle,

$10,000 for veterans’ benefits, $25,000 toward the town’s contribution to the private nonprofit ambulance service, $20,000 for the Group Insurance Account, $13,000 to the Unemployment Account, $600 for the Board of Health Housing Inspector Purchase of Services Account, $1,000 for the Town Collector Tax Title Account, $300 for the Town Collector Computer Billing Account, $806 for the Town Collector Supplies Account, $1,200 for the Town Collector Clerk Account and $335 for the Highway Clerk Salary Account “to cover the cost of temporary clerical hours,” the warrant states. Walter said the items were postponed from the Annual Town Meeting because town officials were not sure how much money would be available. The final request on the warrant,

Article 13, would rescind $1,852.50 from the Sewer Salary-Town Collector Clerk Account and appropriate that same amount for the Sewer Indirect Costs account. Friday night’s Town Meeting will be the fourth in six weeks. Special Town Meetings were held Oct. 19 on two Payment in Lieu of Taxes agreements for solar generation facilities to be built in town, Nov. 2 on a wide variety of topics, and Nov. 16 to rescind a couple of appropriations from the June Annual Town Meeting for the Horse Pond Dam project. David Dore may be reached at (508) 909-4140, or by email at [email protected]

POLICE REPORTS NORTH BROOKFIELD POLICE Nov. 12 11:55 a.m.: Structure fire, Summer St. Extinguished. Nov. 13 8:12 a.m.: Animal call, Gilbert St. Services rendered. Nov. 14 6:24 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Route 67. Report taken. Nov. 16 9:45 p.m.: Threat, School St. Report taken. Nov. 17 8:37 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, East Brookfield Road. Transported to Hospital. 11:55 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, N Main St. Transported to Mary Lane.

LEICESTER POLICE Nov. 11 12:24 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, no personal injury. Oxford Line and Huntoon Memorial Hwy. Arrest made. 9:10 a.m.: Hazardous condition, Pleasant St. Removed hazard. 1:56 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, no personal injury. Entwistles Garage-Main St. Report taken. 2:17 p.m.: Domestic disturbance, Siani Rd. Peace restored. 3:26 p.m.: Gunshots, Crystal St. Area search negative. 4:37 p.m.: Motor vehicle stop, Main and Rawson Sts. Arrest made. 10:26 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, no personal injury, Stafford St. Report taken. Nov. 12 8:41 a.m.: Vandalism, Henshaw St. Report taken. 10:46 a.m.: Vandalism, Autumn Lane. Report taken. 6:52 p.m.: Youths gathering, Crossroads Market Place, Main St. Dispersed group. Nov. 13

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9:28 p.m.: Disturbance, Westland Dr. RE: Tenant. Nov. 15 9:40 a.m.: Domestic abuse/neglect, Chestnut St. Past domestic assault. 10:15 p.m.: 911 abandoned call, Lake St. 911 call back-busy. 3:50 p.m.: Disturbance, Lincoln St. Would like Ex Removed. 6:40 p.m.: Larceny, Church St. Re: Item missing. 10:32 p.m.: Animal control, Paxton Rd. 5 large cows in road. Nov. 16 8:58 a.m.: Threats, Main St. Request detective. 12:20 p.m.: Police, Briarcliff La. Received lottery scam call. 1:44 p.m.: Request for police, Charlton Rd. Issues with estranged wife. 1:59 p.m.: Larceny-shoplifting, Main St. Adult male, no ID. 3:37 p.m.: Fire-woods/grass, Pleasant St. Thick black smoke in area. 4:08 p.m.: Minors with alcohol, Park St and Luther Hill Park. Was out with 7 juveniles. 5:05 p.m.: Weapons, illegal hunting, Norcross Rd. Can hear gunshots behind residence/posted land. 5:09 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, property damage, West Main St. No personal injury by entrance to Plaza. Nov. 17 4:07 p.m.: Request for police, Howe Rd. Heard crash into garage. 5:14 p.m.: Fire-Woods, grass. Lake Ave. Brush fire. 7:33 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, property damage, North Brookfield Rd. Car into woods. 7:48 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, property damage, North Brookfield Road. Nov. 18 9:25 a.m.: Police, Paxton Rd. Subject advises incident at Spencer Airport. 10:06 a.m.: Juvenile matter, Clark And Adams St. Subject advises very young child in street. 12:18 p.m.: Vandalism, destruction/damage property, North Brookfield Rd. Snowman mailbox was destroyed last night. 1:33 p.m.: Request for police, Howe Vil. RE: issues in apartment. 2:20 p.m.: Request for police, Borkum Rd. Subject advises loud gunshots coming from track. 2:28 p.m.: Request for police, Marble Rd. Subject advises gunshots in area. 3:47 p.m.: Fire alarms, Howe Village. Burnt food in the oven. 5:20 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, property damage, Pleasant St. 2 car accident, don’t believe anyone injured. Nov. 19 9:03 a.m.: Request for police, Paxton Rd. Student fled from school. 9:50 a.m.: Bad Checks, West Main St. Insufficient funds to town. 9:55 a.m.: Request for police, Howe Vil. Wants officer to speak with tenant.

ARRESTS LEICESTER ARRESTS Nov. 11 Thau Van TA, 47, 17 Amherst Dr., Auburn, MA. Operating under influence of liquor, negligent operation of motor vehicle, marked lanes violation. Nov. 16 Barry A. Hanson, Jr., 28, 502 Stafford St. Cherry Valley, MA. Possession Heroin, conspiracy to violate drug law, possession to distribute Class A. Drug. Santa Marie Domfeh, 29, 502 Stafford St., Cherry Valley, MA. Possession Heroin, conspiracy to violate drug law, possession to distribute Class A. Drug. Nov. 17 Sean M. Davin, 31, 209 Burncoat St., Worcester, MA. Negligent operation of motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, speeding, failing to stop/yield, failure to appear upon recognizance, operating motor vehicle with revoked license as to HTO, Failing to stop for police, motor vehicle lights violation, possession Class B Drug.

SPENCER ARRESTS Nov. 15 Phillip M. Landry, 25, 26 Maple St. Spencer. Warrant. Joshua D. Ryder, 34, 136 Main St. Spencer. Warrant. Nov. 17 Patrick R. O’Connor, 23, 48 Brighton Av., Allston, MA. Operating motor vehicle under influence of liquor, operating motor vehicle negligently to endanger, marked lanes violation.

10:30 a.m.: Request for police, Main St. RE: Threatening note. 11:33 a.m.: Request for police, Main St. Subject does not want subject at residence. 11:38 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, West Main St. Property damage. 3:56 p.m.: Fraud-credit card/auto teller, West Main St. Someone using ATM card. 8:16 p.m.: Fire alarms, Chestnut St. Carbon monoxide alarm sounding. Nov. 20 5:27 p.m.: Disturbance, neighbors, Main St. Party playing guitar with amp loud. 6:28 p.m.: Disturbance, Main St. Son’s in-laws refusing to leave/arguing. Nov. 21 7:36 a.m.: Larceny, Main St. Prescription stolen.

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NEWS BRIEFS Library to host annual White Christmas Raffle WEST BROOKFIELD — The Friends of the Merriam-Gilbert Public Library’s Annual White Christmas Raffle will be from noon to

4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Browse the raffle table ($1 per ticket), enjoy a cup of hot cider and sample a variety of delicious baked goods. All proceeds benefit the library, which strives to provide the best service possible. Happy Holidays from the staff and friends of the library!

Spencer Toys for Tots gives donation update In Memory of Arthur (Pete) Lapierre, $30. Spencer Lions Club, $200. Francis and Rita Marderosian, $100. Webster First Federal Credit Union, $200. ERA Key Realty Services Charitable Trust, $1000. In Memory of Memre Dumais, $100. Spencer Exchange Club, $1,000. Spencer Family Dental, $100. Attorney Andrea Gordon, $50. Bill Keys Asphalt Paving, Inc, $100. A. Arsenault & Sons, $100. Monetary donations may be sent to For more information on classes offered visit Spencer Toys for Tots, P.O. Box 186, Spencer, www.corefitnesswellness.com or call Denise 508-344-2567 MA 01562. New, unwrapped toys can be Located at the Sturbridge MarketPlace dropped off at the Spencer post office, Spencer Savings Bank (main office), B AY P ATH R EGIONAL the Spencer fire station and ERA Key V OCATIONAL T ECHNICAL H IGH S CHOOL Realty, 415B Main St., 2013-2014 Annual House Building Project Spencer. Applications for toys can be picked up at the Spencer post office, Spencer Memorial Town Hall (town clerk’s office) and ERA Key Realty, 415B Main St. If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please call Donna Flannery at (508) 8856665. NEW! TRX Suspension Training Delivers a fast effective total body training, Helps build rock-solid core. Private, duet and trio sessions.Classes coming soon! Private Training Session: Your fitness goals will be met working 1 on 1. Visit website to view Denise’s extensive education & training. Specialty Exercise Classes: Backs & Butts: Focusing on improving strength and stretching muscles that contribute to back pain. Bone Health Exercise Classes: Learn effective exercise to improve posture, strength & balance. Yoga Classes: Visit website for schedule

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OBITUARIES Mary Anna Walulak, 97 LAKEHURST, N.J./ BROOKFIELD — Mary Anna Walulak, 97, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 17. She was born in Ware, and later moved to Brookfield. After retiring at the age of 89, she relocated to Lakehurst, N.J., to reside with her son and his family. She was employed as a Wire Stripper, by Gavitt Wire and Cable, Brookfield, from June 1930 until August 2004. She was a faithful employee for 74 years. Mary had a love of life and found joy in her family, dancing and reading. She took pride in her work record and enjoyed reactions from others when she informed them of her job title, a “Stripper”. She had a great sense of humor. She was a Red Sox fan, loved the color blue and anything chocolate. Her favorite cocktail was a Screwdriver. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mary is predeceased by her husband Stanley Walulak, of Palmer, her parents: Peter & Agnes Lukaszkiewicz, three sisters: Ann Skutnik, Carrie McCarthy, Irene Whitaker, two brothers: Peter & Joseph Lukaszkiewicz. She is survived by her son Ron Walulak and his wife Cindy of Lakehurst, N.J., two sistersin-law: Sophie Walulak of Three Rivers, and Anna Walulak of Pueblo, Colo., four grandchildren: Lianne, Jared, Dara and Brianna, 11 great grandchildren, also six nieces and six nephews. Burial will be Saturday, Dec. 1, at St. Anne’s Cemetery in Three Rivers, at 10 a.m. Arrangements by Motyka & Son Funeral Home, Three Rivers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to BOTR and mailed to Building On The Rock Community Church, Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, 89 Beckerville Road, Manchester, NJ 08759. Please note “MW Sandy Relief ” on your donations.

Theresa H. Barrett, 87 CLEARWATER, Fla. and SOUTHBRIDGE — Theresa H. (Desourdy) Barrett, 87, of Costa Rican Drive, Clearwater, formerly of Southbridge, passed away at home on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Her husband, Kenneth L. Barrett, died in 1998. She leaves her four daughters, Suzanne Hunt of Charlton, Linda Leduc of Southbridge, Helen Herbert of Brookfield, and Shirley Howland of Clearwater; three brothers, Paul Desourdy of Ware, Raymond Desourdy of Southbridge, and Robert Desourdy of Florida; a sister, Eve Daigle of Webster; 14 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Roberta Fournier; a brother, Hector Desourdy

and a sister, Constance Bailey. She was born in Southbridge, the daughter of Joseph and Irene (Blais) Desourdy. Theresa worked as a seamstress in Southbridge prior to retiring. She enjoyed playing Bingo, making puzzles, and knitting. Her funeral will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, from the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. in Notre Dame Church of the Blessed John Paul II Parish, 446 Main St., Southbridge. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Southbridge. Calling hours in the funeral home will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. http://www.morrillfuneralhome.com

R. Virginia Cleary, 88 SHREWSBURY — R. Virginia (McDonald) Cleary, 88, of Jordan Road, formerly of Leicester, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in the Lutheran Healthcare Center in Worcester. She was the wife of James F. Cleary, II who died in 2010. She leaves her son, James F. Cleary, III of Edgartown; three daughters, Ann M. Johnson of Quincy, Marybeth Foote and her husband Kevin of Shrewsbury with whom she lived, and Rosanne M. Cleary of Weymouth; her sister, Gertrude Lannan of Needham; eight grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of James A. and Rose E. (Naughton) McDonald and lived in Leicester before moving to Shrewsbury in 1999. Virginia was a medical transcriber at UMASS Memorial Hospital in Worcester for

17 years, retiring in 1991. She was a former member of the Senior Citizen Club, and St. Pius X Church both in Leicester. She was a member of St. Anne’s Church in Shrewsbury. The family would like to thank her doctors and nurses at UMASS for their dedication and compassion during her illness. They also, would like to thank the nurses at Lutheran Healthcare for making her final journey peaceful and painless, and finally the staff at Summit Eldercare for making her final years happy. Virginia’s funeral Mass was held on Thursday, Nov. 29 in St. Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Milford. The Morin-Morrison Funeral Home, 1131 Main St., Leicester, directed the arrangements. www.morin-morrison.com

Kathleen M. Goodhue, 66 Lowell High School. She was devoted to her faith and was a former member of St. Mary’s Church in Chelmsford. Kathy loved working with children and taught them an appreciation of other cultures as well as to be kind and compassionate. She cherished time spent with her family whether vacationing at their summer home in Eastham, helping with homework or preparing a special home-cooked dinner. In her spare time, Kathy enjoyed working in her garden, painting with her watercolors or planning the next family adventure. She will be remembered by her family and close friends for her quick wit and zinging oneliners. She is survived and will be lovingly missed by her husband of 39 years, William D. Goodhue, Jr.; two sons, William D. Goodhue III and his wife Susan and Brian D. Goodhue and Gina Young of Townsend; two daughters, Erin K. Meyer and her husband Jason of Atlanta, Ga. and Tara M. Alcorn and her husband Paul of Groton; two brothers, Thomas Meegan and Robert Meegan; five sisters, Theresa Freeman, Elizabeth Martelli, Helen Meegan, Maryellen Meegan and Rose Lerer; six grandchildren, Zack, Devan, Audrey, Elijah, Natalie and Evangeline; a sister-inlaw, Janice Goodhue of To place an Yonkers, N.Y.; nephews and nieces. In-Memoriam, A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Card of Thanks, Kathy’s life was held Thursday, Nov. 29, at St. Birthday or Anniversary Greeting, Patrick’s Church, 258 in the Spencer New Leader, Main St. (Rte. 122A), Rutland. Interment the deadline is Friday noon was at All Faith’s Cemetery, 7 Island for the following week. Road, Worcester. dDnations may be Ad prices are $15 for a 2x3 (actual size 2 11/16” x 3”) made in Kathy’s memory to the Alzheimer’s or $25 for a 3x4 (4 1/8” X 4”) or 4x3 (5 5/8” x 3”). A s s o c i a t i o n , You can add a photo at no additional cost. Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, 480 Pleasant St., To send by mail, please mail to Watertown, MA 02472, June Simakauskas, P. O. Box 90, 25 Elm St., or www.alzmass.org. The Miles Funeral Southbridge, MA 01550. Home, 1158 Main Street Personal checks, Visa, Master Card, and Discover are accepted. (Rte. 122A), Holden, directed the arrangeFor more information, ments. please call June at 508-909-4062 To share a memory or offer a condolence, or email [email protected] please visit www.milesand she’ll be happy to help! funeralhome.com

SPENCER and CHELMSFORD – Kathleen M. (Meegan) Goodhue, 66, of Jameson Lane, Spencer, died peacefully at home under the loving care of her family on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Born in Waltham and raised in Stoneham, Kathy was the daughter of Jeremiah J. and Theresa (McDonald) Meegan and lived 36 years in Chelmsford before recently moving to Spencer. Kathy was a graduate of Stoneham High School and Boston State College. She taught French and Spanish for several years at both Chelmsford High School and McFarland Middle School. While attending graduate school at UMass Amherst, Kathy met a fellow graduate student by the name of William D. Goodhue, Jr. Within a year, they married and moved to Chelmsford where they would raise their family. Kathy put her teaching career on hold to stay home to raise two daughters and two sons. In 1994 she returned to teaching and taught briefly at Lowell Catholic High School before spending over ten years at Bartlett Middle School and

Kenneth R. Anderson, 59 STURBRIDGE — Kenneth R. Anderson, 59, of 6 Bentwood Drive, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 in Rose Monahan Hospice House in Worcester after a brief illness. He leaves his wife of 37 years, Kathleen M. (Wasgatt) Anderson; three children, Katherine E. Guida and her husband Matthew and their two children Andrew and Sophia of Worcester, John K. Anderson of Winchester, and Laura A. Anderson of Norwood; his mother, Theresa M. (Lussier) Anderson of Spencer; two sisters, Ellen Lowkes and her husband Joe of Spencer, and Marilyn Sharry and her husband Jack of Paxton and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father, Roland K. Anderson who died in 1991. Ken was born in Worcester and was raised in Spencer. He graduated from David Prouty High School in 1971, where he was a member of the National Honor Society and a star athlete. Ken attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He later graduated from Suffolk University, Magna Cum Laude and received

the outstanding student athlete award. He was a manufacturer representative for various machine tool companies, most notably Dake Corp. of Michigan. Ken was involved in his children’s activities over the years. He coached many teams including Little League Baseball in Sturbridge. His great joy came from spending time with family, especially family vacations in New Hampshire. He loved his time spent on the golf course and recently rekindled his interest in music practicing and playing his guitar. During the last two years of his life, Ken experienced the greatest love of all, spending time with his beloved grandchildren. Ken’s funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 24, from the J. Henri Morin & Son Funeral Home, 23 Maple Terrace, Spencer followed by a Mass in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 7 Church St., Spencer. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to Boston Children’s Hospital, in memory of Kenneth Anderson. Contributions can be made online at childrenshospital.org/giving or checks mailed and payable to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Dr., Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-3354. www.morin-morrison.com

Adrien O. Bouley, 84 SPENCER — Adrien O. “BÉ” Bouley, 84, of Salem Street, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 in his home with his loving family by his side. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Constance T. (Delisle) Bouley; two sons, David P. Bouley and his wife Anne of Holland and Francis E. Bouley and his wife Donna of Hartsdale, N.Y.; two daughters, Ann Marie King and her husband Christopher of Brimfield and Michele A. Sasseville and her husband Jeffrey of Spencer and seven very special grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by three brothers Paul, Roland and Joseph Bouley. Mr. Bouley was born in Worcester, son of Philias J. and Josephine (Peloquin) Bouley.

He graduated from Worcester Boy’s Trade School. After graduating he enlisted in the United States Army and served with the occupation forces in Japan at the end of World War II. He was a machine operator for 16 years at the former Reed Rolled Thread & Die Co. in Holden retiring in 1993. Adrien and his wife volunteered for 10 years delivering Meals on Wheels. He was an avid sportsman and a member of the South Barre Rod & Gun Club and a lifetime member of the Spencer Fish & Game. He was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church. At Adrien’s request, funeral services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VNA Care Hospice, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608. www.morin-morrison.com

Robert A. Smith, 87 BROOKFIELD – Robert A. Smith, 87, died Nov. 18, 2012 peacefully in his home. Robert is the son of Robert A. and Marion E. (Sullivan) Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Theresa and his two daughters, Denise and Rory Shepard and Dianne and Thomas Charron. He grew up in Worcester. He was a very proud member of the United States Army, serving in World War II in France and Germany and at the liberation of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. He was a premier color matcher at Warren Belting Company in Worcester. Followong this he joined Hanover

Insurance Company where he worked in various positions and was a Commercial Lines Underwriter for many years until the time of his retirement. After his retirement, he enjoyed spending his winters in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was an avid Red Sox Fan and baseball collector. He loved to go fishing and spent many relaxing hours deep sea fishing with his brother-in-law. His funeral Mass was held Friday, Nov. 23 in St. Mary’s Church in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Lincoln Street, Brookfield. Burial with Military Honors was in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. Pillsbury Funeral Home, Route 9/Old West Brookfield Road, Brookfield, directed the arrangements. Pillsburyfuneralhome.com

Vera E. Ingerson, 91 EAST BROOKFIELD — Vera E. (Swenson) Ingerson, 91, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. She is predeceased by her husband Kenneth O. Ingerson who died in 1975. She leaves a daughter, Veronica McNally and David Flynn of Dudley; a brother, John Swenson of Westminster; a sister, Mildred Gedrites, with whom she lived, in Taunton; a grandson, Jeffrey McNally; a great-grandson, Jeffrey Charles McNally and nieces and nephews. She was born in Centerville, the daughter of John P. Sr. and Lucy (Perry) Swenson and lived many years in East Brookfield, North Brookfield and

Webster before moving to Taunton. Vera enjoyed feeding and watching the birds and feeding her plants. She was a longtime member of the East Brookfield Baptist Church. Her funeral was held Friday, Nov. 23 in the East Brookfield Baptist Church 262 East Main St. East Brookfield. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in East Brookfield. Donations may be made in her name to the East Brookfield Baptist Church, PO Box 690, E. Brookfield, MA 01515. Pillsbury Funeral Home, Old West Brookfield Road, directed the arrangements. Please visit Pillsburyfuneralhome.com.

Kenneth J. Olson, Jr., 61 SPENCER — Kenneth J. Olson Jr., 61, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 20, 2012. He leaves his wife Donna (Evans) Olson; a son, Michael Olson; two grandsons, Caleb and Callen; his mother-in-law, Janet Evans; a brother, Gary Olson; two brothers-in-law and six sisters-in-law, all of Spencer and his dog, Junior. He was born in Worcester, the son of Kenneth J. Sr. and Earnastine (Rafuse) Gullberg of Rutland. He was a graduate of Wachusett Regional

High School, Class of 1970. He worked many years driving for Worcester City Delivery in Spencer. He most recently worked for NFI Trucking in Worcester. He loved NASCAR, camping in Maine and his 67 Dodge Coronet convertible. His funeral was held Monday, Nov. 26 in the Pillsbury Funeral Home, 163 Main St., Spencer. Donations may be made in his name to Overlook Masonic Home Hospice, Masonic Home Road, Charlton, MA 01507 or to the Spencer Fire Association, 11 West Main St., Spencer, MA 01562. Please visit Pillsburyfuneralhome.com.

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OBITUARIES Rita T. Palano, 83

William F. Gearin, 83 PAXTON – William F. Gearin, 83, a former Massachusetts State Trooper, passed away at home on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 after an illness. He leaves his wife of 20 years, Karen E. (Butkus) Gearin; four children, Laureen Gearin of Worcester, Timothy Gearin and his wife Jackie of Phillipston, Marc Gearin and his wife Masako of Boston and Jacklyn Gearin of Worcester and two grandchildren, Kaitlin Gearin of Amherst and Tyler Gearin of Phillipston. William was born in Worcester, the son of William and Grace (Packard) Gearin and lived in Spencer before moving to Paxton 20 years ago. He graduated from North High School, Springfield College and the Mass State Police Academy in 1953. He was an Army Sergeant during the Korean Conflict where he earned a Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Star. William started his long career in law enforcement as a Massachusetts State Trooper, working in the DA’s office where he was recruited to serve as an investigator for the Mass Crime Commission that handled high profile political corruption cases. He established a security-training program for Worcester County National Bank. He was the director of corporate security at Shawmut National Bank and founded the Worcester County Fraudulent Check Association Inc.

and the HOLMES information-sharing network. William was a member of Christ the King Church and it’s Knights of Columbus Council 12691 in Worcester. He was a member of the Spencer Finance Committee, served and was chairman of the Spencer Housing Authority and Spencer School Committee. In 1985 he presented a plan for the new Spencer Police Station, which was built and dedicated in 1988. He was a member of the Revitalization Committee in Spencer, which secured federal and state funds along with partial grants for the Town of Spencer. He chaired the committee that established and funded Tufts Veterinary School and was a mentor to young adults at the Nazareth Home for Boys. He belonged to the Mass State Police Pistol Team and was recently elected to the board of directors of the Former Mass State Trooper’s Association. He was the former chairman of the Y.M.C.A. Central Worcester Branch and the Security Commission for the Bank Administration Institute. He coached Pop Warner Football and was past president of the Laurelwood Riding Club. Funeral services for William were held on Monday, Nov. 26, from Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St. (Rte. 122A), Holden, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Christ the King Church, 1052 Pleasant St., Worcester. Burial was at Worcester County Memorial Park, 217 Richards Avenue (Rte. 56), Paxton. Memorial contributions may be made to The Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center, Inc., 470 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702. To share a memory or offer an online condolence, visit www.milesfuneralhome.com.

BARRE PLAINS — Rita T.(Klimawich) Palano, 83, of Wheelwright Road, Barre Plains, passed away peacefully on Nov. 22, 2012 in her home after a recent battle with cancer where she was surrounded by her family, friends and hospice care. She was the last surviving member of her immediate Klimawich Family. She was born in North Brookfield on Sept. 14,1929, the daughter of Joseph and Petronella (Horbino) Klimawich. She leaves her children, Tony Palano III and daughter in-law Carolyn Palano of Ware, Gerry Palano and his wife Cheryl of Acton, Jimmy Palano of Barre, and pre-deceased by Theresa (Palano) Hamberger of Brick, N.J. (deceased 2003) and her husband Fred Hamberger now of Ware; six grandchildren, Melissa (Hamberger) Cammuso of Ware, Tony Palano IV of Ware, Kristin Palano of Chicopee, Chelsea (Palano) Kucher of Astoria, N.Y., Keith Hamberger of Ware, and Travis Palano of Jamaica Plains; three great-grandchildren, Jalen Hamberger of Ware, Justin Cammuso of Ware and Anthony MartiPalano of Chicopee; her extended Klimawich and Palano families and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Antonio J. Palano Jr. in 1978; a sister, May (Mary Klimawich) Wojnas and four brothers, Joe, Jim, Vinnie and Phil Klimawich. Rita was born and raised in North Brookfield, the youngest of her Klimawich family. She graduated as an honor student from North Brookfield High School.

She married her husband Antonio (Tony) in 1949 and, after briefly living with her parents in North Brookfield, they moved in 1950 to Wheelwright Road, Barre Plains, into the house they built, and where they raised their family and lived their entire lives. Rita loved her family and friends, being the Mom and babysitter for a number of neighborhood families through the years, and truly enjoyed working outside and gardening in her yard, knowing and growing a variety of flowers and plants. Rita was a devoted, lifetime parishioner of St. Thomas-a-Becket Catholic Church in South Barre. In addition to being the great Mom, Grandma and friend she was, Rita was employed at a variety of local businesses throughout her life including Palano’s Market with her husband Tony in South Barre; for Tony and Harriet Salvatore’s Insurance Agency, South Barre; Romar Tissue in Wheelwright; Earl Sample’s manufacturing business in Barre Plains; and worked at the election polls for the Town of Barre for more than 20 years. Rita will be missed by all. We love you Mom/Grandma. Rita’s funeral Mass was held Tuesday, Nov. 27 in St. Thomas A Becket Church, Venon Avenue, S. Barre. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Barre. The Pillsbury Funeral Home, 96 S. Barre Road, Barre, directed the arrangements. Please visit Pillsburyfuneralhome.com.

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LEICESTER SENIOR CENTER LEICESTER – The Leicester Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is served at noontime, Monday through Friday for a nominal meal donation of $2. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling Jone, nutrition manager at (508) 892-7201. In addition to many “Special Events,” the senior center also offers many activities which are repeated each week and are open to all. Mondays —11 a.m. Yoga ($2 fee for seniors 60 years or older. $5 fee for participants under 60.) Tuesdays —1 p.m. Exercise Club ($2 fee for seniors 60 or older, $5 under 60); 1 p.m. Pitch ($1 free-will donation); 7 p.m. Multi-generational Zumba ($2 for 60 and over, $5 for under 60). Wednesdays — 9:30 a.m. Inner-action with Leicester High School students for beginning computers, quilting, and board games; 10:30 a.m. Wii Games (Free). Thursdays — 10 a.m. Cribbage ($1 free-will donation); 11 a.m. Yoga ($2 for 60 and over, $5 for under 60). Fridays — 9 a.m.: Computers with instructor Tony Piscopo; 9 a.m. Zumba Gold ($2 for 60 and over, $5 for under 60); 10 a.m. Tai Chi ($2 for 60 and over, $5 for under 60). Saturdays — 6:30 p.m. Pitch Party. A calendar of additional events and opportunities is listed in the Center’s monthly newsletter, The Leicester Senior Horizon, which is available free of charge at the Leicester Senior Center, posted at the Leicester Public Library and the Town Hall, or available by subscription mailed to homes at an annual

NORTH BROOKFIELD SENIOR CENTER NORTH BROOKFIELD — The North Brookfield Senior Center is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Tri-Valley meals are served on Mondays and Thursdays. The Center cooks homemade meals in their own kitchen on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All are for a suggested donation of $2. Reservations needed at least a day in advance. Call (508) 867-0220. In addition to on-going events, the senior center offers special events and activities. Check our newsletter for details. Mondays — 9 a.m. Coffee pot is on; 9:15 a.m. cards, etc.; 11:45 a.m. Tri-Valley lunch; 1 p.m. Bingo. Tuesdays — 9 a.m. Coffee pot is on; 9:10 a.m. Hannaford Bread and Pastry distribution; 9:45 a.m. cards, etc.; 10 a.m. Easy, easy exercises; 10:30 a.m. Blood pressure clinic; 11:45 a.m. Home-cooked senior center lunch. Wednesdays — 9 a.m. Coffee pot is on; 9:15 a.m. Coffee club; 9:15 a.m. cards, etc.; 9:45 a.m. Queens’ Knitting group; 11:45 a.m. Homecooked senior center lunch. Thursdays — 9 a.m. Coffee pot is on; 9:15 a.m. cards, etc.; 9:30 a.m. Line dancing; 11:45 a.m. Tri-Valley lunch. There is a monthly foot clinic ($15, by appointment, with preference given to North Brookfield residents), a visit from our SHINE representative, and our popular book club. Our newsletter, “The North Brookfield Senior Connection,” is available free of charge at the North Brookfield Senior Center, the North Brookfield Savings Bank, Christ Memorial Church, First Congregational Church, St.

Joseph’s Church, The Haston Free Public Library, the town offices at 215 Main St., and can also be mailed free to your home by calling the senior center. EVERY FRIDAY N. BROOKFIELD — There will be free weekly Parent/Child Programs from 9 to 11 a.m. Fridays and Wednesdays at the North Brookfield Elementary School, New School Road, North Brookfield. The program runs on school calendar and closes for vacation and inclement weather according to North Brookfield School calendar. This free program is sponsored by the Spencer, Wachusett, North & East Brookfield Coordinated Family Grant in partnership with the North Brookfield Elementary School. Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

from 10 a.m. to noon in the parsonage of the First Congregational Church of North Brookfield. If you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or do any other kind of portable craft, come and craft with us! It is open to everyone — every skill level, every craft, every age. For more information, contact Ashley Ottman at (484) 213-1750 or e-mail to [email protected] LEICESTER — There will be a Pitch Party every Saturday at the Leicester Senior Center, 40 Winslow Avenue, Spencer. Doors open at 6:30 Turn To CALENDAR, page B4

EVERY SATURDAY BROOKFIELD — “Divorce Care” weekly meetings will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturdays at the Brookfield Congregational Church, On the Common, Brookfield. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Each session includes a skill-building DVD presentation and is followed by a Discussion/Support Group. For more information, call the church office at 508867-6262 or e-mail to [email protected] N. BROOKFIELD — The North Brookfield North Crafty Christians meet every Saturday

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open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month, September through November. There will be a special opening from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 for visiting out-of-towners. The museum will be closed December through April 15. It will be open “by appointment” whenever possible. For details and updates, visit http://northbrookfieldhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com. EVERY THIRD SATURDAY NORTH BROOKFIELD — The North Brookfield Historical Society Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month, September through November. There will be a special opening from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 for visiting out-of-towners. The museum will be closed December through April 15. It will be open “by appointment” whenever possible. Visit http://northbrookfieldhistoricalsoci-

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EVERY MONDAY W. BROOKFIELD — The Toddler Play Group for children ages birth to 3 years meets Mondays at 10 a.m. in the Children’s Room at the Merriam-Gilbert Public Library, 3 West Main St., West Brookfield. The first half hour will be free play. During the second half hour, the librarian will lead the group with songs, finger plays, and stories. Just drop in, no registration is necessary.

EVERY FIRST TUESDAY SPENCER — The very popular Lego Club for children in kindergarten through sixth grade will be held from 6-6:45 p.m. at the Richard Sugden Library. It will be offered every first and third Tuesday of the month during the school year. If anyone in the community has legos that they no longer want, we would love to have them. Participants do not need to register or bring their own legos.

EVERY TUESDAY N. BROOKFIELD — Weekly Bible Study classes, open to all interested persons, are being offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 108 New Braintree Road, North Brookfield. The study will focus on the New Testament in the King James Bible. For more

SPENCER — The Conversational FRENCH CLUB meets from 7 to 8 p.m. the first Tuesday each month in the Meeting Room of the Richard Sugden Library. Adults are invited to practice your conversational French. Different Turn To CALENDAR, page B11

LEGALS NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Edward W. Castelo to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for MetLife Home Loans, a Division of MetLife Bank, N.A. dated April 24, 2009, recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in Book 44160, Page 12, assignment of mortgage recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in Book 49346, Page 255 of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder for breach of conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at PUBLIC AUCTION at 01:00 PM on December 13, 2012, on the mortgaged premises. The entire mortgaged premises, all and singular, the premises as described in said mortgage: The land in Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, being a certain parcel of land with the buildings thereon situated on the westerly side of Valley View Drive, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point in the westerly line of Valley View Drive at the southeast corner of land herein described; Thence running N. 76° 27' W., 200.00 feet to a point; Thence N. 13º 33' E. by land now or formerly of Goldstein & Gurwitz, Inc., 100.00 feet to a point at Lot # 15 on said plan; Thence S. 76° 27' E. by Lot # 15 on a plan herein after described 200.00 feet to a point in the westerly line of Valley View Drive; Thence S. 13° 33' W. by the westerly line of Valley View Drive, 100.00 feet to the point of beginnig. Being Lot # 16 containing 20,000 square feet, more or less, as shown on a plan of land in Spencer, Massachusetts, owned and developed by Goldstein Inc., and recorded with Worcester District Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 251, Page 34. Subject to the restrictions contained in deed to grantor, if the same are still in effect, but without reimposing the same. For title reference see Deed recorded in Book 40973 at Page 50. Property Address: 15 Valley View Drive Spencer, MA 01562 Subject to and with the benefit of easements, reservation, restrictions, and taking of record, if any, insofar as the same are now in force and applicable. In the event of any typographical error set forth herein in the legal description of the premises, the description as set forth and contained in the mortgage shall control by reference. This property has the address of 15 Valley View Drive, Spencer, MA 01562. Together with all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property and all easements, rights, appurtenances, rents, royalties, mineral, oil and gas rights and profits, water rights and stock and all fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property. All replacements and additions shall also be covered by this sale. Terms of Sale: Said premises will be sold subject to any and all unpaid taxes and assessments, tax sales, tax titles and other municipal liens and water or sewer liens and State or County transfer fees, if any there are, and TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($10,000.00) in cashier's or certified check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of the sale as a deposit and the balance in cashier's or certified check will be due in thirty (30) days, at the offices of Doonan, Graves & Longoria, LLC, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 225D, Beverly, MA 01915, time being of the essence. The Mortgagee reserves the right to postpone the sale to a later date by public proclamation at the time and date appointed for the sale and to further postpone at any adjourned sale-date by public proclamation at the time and date appointed for the adjourned sale date. The premises is to be sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, leases, tenancies, and rights of possession, building and zoning laws, encumbrances, condominium liens, if any and all other claim in the nature of liens, if any there be. In the event that the successful bidder at the foreclosure sale shall default in purchasing the within described property according to the terms of this Notice of Sale and/or the terms of the Memorandum of Sale executed at the time of foreclosure, the Mortgagee reserves the right to sell the property by foreclosure deed to the second highest bidder,

providing that said second highest bidder shall deposit with the Mortgagee's attorneys, DOONAN, GRAVES, & LONGORIA LLC, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 225D, Beverly, MA 01915, the amount of the required deposit as set forth herein within three (3) business days after written notice of the default of the previous highest bidder and title shall be conveyed to the said second highest bidder within thirty (30) days of said written notice. If the second highest bidder declines to purchase the within described property, the Mortgagee reserves the right to purchase the within described property at the amount bid by the second highest bidder. The foreclosure deed and the consideration paid by the successful bidder shall be held in escrow by DOONAN, GRAVES, & LONGORIA LLC, (hereinafter called the "Escrow Agent") until the deed shall be released from escrow to the successful bidder at the same time as the consideration is released to the Mortgagee, thirty (30) days after the date of sale, whereupon all obligations of the Escrow Agent shall be deemed to have been properly fulfilled and the Escrow Agent shall be discharged. Other terms to be announced at the sale. Dated: November 8, 2012, MetLife Home Loans, a Division of MetLife Bank, N.A., By: Reneau Longoria. Esq., DOONAN, GRAVES, & LONGORIA LLC, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 225D, Beverly, MA 01915, 978-921-2670, www.dgandl.com (26501.37)(Castelo)(11-16-12, 11-23-12, 1130-12)(294608) November 16, 2012 November 23, 2012 November 30, 2012 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Worcester, ss. SUPERIOR COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT CIVIL ACTION No. 12-2302A To Patrick J. Hehir of the Town of Spencer and Lisa M. Hehir of the City of Worcester, in the County of Worcester, in said Commonwealth; AND TO ALL PERSONS ENTITLED TO THE BENEFIT OF THE SOLDIERS’ AND SAILORS’ CIVIL RELIEF ACT OF 1940 AS AMENDED: Spencer Savings Bank, a banking institution with a usual place of business in Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts; claiming to be the holder of a mortgage covering property situated on Wilson Avenue, being numbered 9 and 10 on said Street, in Spencer, Massachusetts; given by Patrick J. Hehir and Lisa M. Hehir to Spencer Savings Bank, dated July 25, 2008 and recorded in Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Book 43146, Page 166, has filed with said court a Complaint for authority to foreclose said mortgage in the manner following: by entry on and possession of the premises therein described and by exercise of the power of sale contained in said mortgage. If you are entitled to the benefits of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940 as amended, and you object to such foreclosure you or your attorney should file a written appearance and answer in said court at Worcester in said County on or before the thirty-first day of December next or you may be forever barred from claiming that such foreclosure is invalid under said Act. Witness, Barbara J. Rouse, Esquire, Administrative Justice of said Court, this nineteenth day of November 2012. Dennis P. McManus, Clerk November 30, 2010 Notice Of Public Hearing – Spencer Zoning Board of Appeals At the regularly scheduled Zoning Board of Appeals meeting to be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in the McCourt Social Hall of Memorial Town Hall, 157 Main Street, Spencer, MA, public hearings will be held on the following items starting at 7:15 p.m. or as soon thereafter as can be heard: 1. Variance – Applicant/Owner: Robert & Marjorie Recko. Project Location: 31 Bay Path Road, Spencer (Assessor’s Map U-2292). The applicant is requesting a Variance in accordance with Section 5.2.4, 5.1 to allow construction of a garage that extends into the side setback. The property is located within the Suburban Residential Zoning District. 2. Special Permit – Applicant: Diversified Automotive, Inc. Owner: Seven

Mile River Nominee Trust. Location: New England Automotive Gateway, Podunk Pike (Route 49), Spencer (Assessor’s Map R2138). The applicant is requesting a Special Permit in accordance with Section 4.2 & 6.1.2, A.4. to allow construction of a 12,600 sf truck maintenance and re-fueling facility (automotive processing facility). The property is located within the Industrial Zoning District. Interested Parties may review the application at the Office of Development & Inspectional Services in Memorial Town Hall during regular business hours. November 23, 2012 November 30, 2012 Town of West Brookfield Zoning Board of Appeals A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 7:15 p.m. at the West Brookfield Town Hall, to act on an application for a Special Permit for Lisa Grabowski for the property located at 47 Cottage Street, West Brookfield. The applicant wishes to demolish the existing shed and replace it with a 14 x 24 foot shed on the property which is located in the General District. A Special Permit is required under section 1.52 Nonconforming Structures, §a (et al). The public is invited to attend. Joan Veinot, Clerk November 23, 2012 November 30, 2012 Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 Docket No. WO05P3548EP1 NOTICE OF EXECUTOR/ ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT To all persons interested in the estate of: In the matter of: Helen J. Coskie Late of: North Brookfield, MA You are hereby notified pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. Rule 72 that the First and Final account(s) of Bette Buzzell and Bonnie Coffey as Executor/trix of said estate has/have been presented to said Court for allowance. If you desire to preserve your right to file an objection to said account(s), you or your attorney must file a written appearance in said court at Worcester on or before the 12/18/2012, the return day of this citation. You may upon written request by registered or certified mail to the fiduciary, or to the attorney for the fiduciary, obtain without cost a copy of said account(s). If you desire to object to any item of said account(s), you must, in addition to filing a written appearance as aforesaid, file within thirty (30) days after said return day or within such other time as the Court upon motion may order a written statement of each such item together with the grounds for each objection thereto, a copy to be served upon the fiduciary pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. Rule 5. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: November 1, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate November 30, 2012 Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 (508) 831-2200 Docket No. WO12P3394EA CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Estate of: Alberta A. Armitage Date of Death: 11/01/2012 To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by: Bradley C. Armitage of Warren MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that: Bradley C. Armitage of Warren MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this

Court before: 10:00 a.m. on 12/18/2012 This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: November 23, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate November 30, 2012 Town of Spencer Board of Health PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Spencer Board of Health will hold a Public Hearing on December 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room A, Memorial Town Hall, 157 Main Street, Spencer, MA for the proposed Sharps Collection Regulations. A draft copy of the regulations is available in the Board of Health Office. November 23, 2012 November 30, 2012 (SEAL) THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT 2012 MISC. 470940 ORDER OF NOTICE To: Paul D. Lindsey and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. App. § 501 et seq.: OneWest Bank, FSB claiming to have an interest in a Mortgage covering real property in 3 Laliberte Lane, Spencer given by Betty M. Lindsey and Paul D. Lindsey to Financial Freedom Senior Funding Corporation, a Subsidiary of IndyMac, FSB, dated December 1, 2005, and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at Book 37959, Page 260 as affected by a judgment and order dated March 16, 2012 and recorded at said Registry at Book 48768, Page 61 and now held by the plaintiff by assignment has/have filed with this court a complaint for determination of Defendant’s/Defendants’ Servicemembers status. If you now are, or recently have been, in the active military service of the United States of America, then you may be entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil ReliefAct. If you object to a foreclosure of the above-mentioned property on that basis, then you or your attorney must file a written appearance and answer in this court at Three Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108 on or before January 7, 2013 or you will be forever barred from claiming that you are entitled to the benefits of said Act. Witness, KARYN F. SCHEIER Chief Justice of this Court on November 20, 2012. Attest: Deborah J. Patterson Recorder 201101-1028-gry November 30, 2012 ATTENTION SPENCER RESIDENTS PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS TERMINATION POLICY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 @ 5:00 P.M. SPENCER WATER DEPARTMENT 3 OLD MEADOW RD. SPENCER, MA. 01562 November 23, 2012 November 30, 2012

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A big THANK YOU to our SPONSORS… Lamoureux Ford, Spencer Bank, North Brookfield Savings Bank, and Country Bank. We’d also like to thank our participating teachers and their students this month... Lex Varney, North Brookfield Elementary School; Marianne Losasso, and Jan Farrand, Wire Village School, Spencer; Melissa Boratyn, and Marilyn Ravina, Leicester Middle School. Students are encouraged to send in essays on their own as well by email. If you have any questions, please contact June at 508-909-4062 or email [email protected] Happy Reading/Happy Writing!!! Giving Thanks

I Am Thankful

BY SHANICE ASAR, GRADE 6, LEICESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL

BY KATYRIA PEREZ, GRADE 8, LEICESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL

I’m so thankful for my parents because without them I wouldn’t be alive. I’m also grateful for delicious foods like vegetables, rice, chicken and vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips on top! Each year after the harvest of foods, I think about the changing season. My favorite season is summer because I like to play with my friends and go to the pool. I’m also thankful for my brothers and sisters. Without them I wouldn’t have anyone to play with in the winter. I appreciate the school I go to. Without it I wouldn’t be writing this letter about what I like. I am also thankful that God helps me and my family—without them I would be an orphan. I really want to thank God for all he has done for me because he is my hope, future, savior and the ruler of my life.

I am so thankful for people being nice to me because it makes my life easier. I’m also grateful for delicious foods like amapola, granaciers, aquacate and tacos. I also love the seasons. My favorite season is summer because you can have fun and go to Six Flags and party. I am thankful too for all my friends and family. I appreciate what people give me like food, toys, clothes and help with school work. I feel very happy because I know another language and I come from Puerto Rico. There are so many things that I love about Puerto Rico and even though I like it here, I miss living there too.

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Giving Thanks

BY ANDREW LE, GRADE 6, LEICESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL

There are many things that I’m thankful for. I’m thankful for my friends, family, cousins and my schoolteachers. I also appreciate my parents and grandparents, and my brother. My brother is better than me at a lot of things like school, sports and other activities because he is so much older than me—he’s eighteen. Even though we don’t get to talk or spend time together often, I still love him. Sometimes I get jealous of him, I know that I really care about him however. Also, I’m grateful for my hobbies like Kung Fu, playing sports at home, having fun and many other activities. I also really admire my Kung Fu instructors. They help me to be thankful for who I am. I like all the foods that I eat and try from my country, Vietnam, which I am very thankful for. My favorite holiday is Christmas because I love the theme, the smell, and decorations which make me really love life. Those are all the things that I appreciate. ~~~~~

Giving Thanks

BY DIMITRE BOATENG, GRADE 6, LEICESTER

Here are some of the ways that I want to thank God for my life. When I go to school I always have a smile on my face because I love the teachers—well almost all of them! I have many friends too. I am so glad my teachers help me to improve my work and to get good grades. Without them I would never gain skills and become intelligent. I’m thankful that I can be safe at home and I love my parents and my siblings for supporting me and showing me their love. I am also thankful for my hobbies which are helping people in need. I am mostly thankful that God gave me life. Thank you God! ~~~~~

I Am Thankful

ERNESTO HERNANDEZ, GRADE 8, LEICESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL

I am thankful for my family for taking care of me and loving me. I also appreciate having Spanish relatives so I can visit them in Mexico. I am able to speak Spanish so I can understand my family and relatives. I am thankful for my home because it is the right size for me and it’s warm in the winter. I love the food my mom makes which are usually Mexican foods that my grandmother taught her. These are a few of the reasons why I am thankful this holiday. ~~~~~

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I Am Thankful

BY PORTIA OPPONG, GRADE 8, LEICESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL

I am thankful for my family, friends and teachers. The reason why I’m thankful is because they care for me, love me and if I need anything they are always there for me. I am glad that I come from a rich region in Ghana. I have many relatives there too. Another reason why I am grateful is that I have family and friend that all come together at Thanksgiving. They come over and make chocolate pie (with ice-cream), and mac and cheese. They are very kind and good cooks. I am the most joyful for my teachers because if it wasn’t for them I would not know how to read or write what I am writing right now. Over all, now you know what I am thankful for when Thanksgiving comes.

What I’m Most Thankful For

BY HANNAH KELLEY 7TH GRADE, LEICESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL

I am thankful for a lot of things. I’m thankful for having my education, a house, food and clothes. Some kids in other countries aren’t as lucky as I am to have those things and to have freedom. I am also lucky to have wonderful family and friends. There are things that I am thankful for that people around me don’t have. Those things that I am thankful for is being allowed to be an Irish step dancer, owning 3 show rabbits, and the other things that I own such as my ugg boots. That is what I am thankful for on Thanksgiving. ~~~~~

Dear Soldier

BY HANNAH W. GRADE 6, LEICESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Thanks

BY EMILY J. HASTINGS, LEICESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL

It’s the holiday season. This is the time when we can take a short respite and think about what it is we are thankful for. Well, I live in a free country. A country that allows people to do and say what we choose is a wonderful place to be. I have a supportive family that I can go to with anything and know that they care. I have a good education at Leicester Middle School. These are three things I am thankful for and for good reason. People in other parts of the world don’t get the same rights as I do. I have the right to vote (when I am 18), to say whatever I want in whatever way I want to say it, and to believe whatever I please. Some people don’t have adequate families or people who they can trust. Some parents don’t show a lot love or kindness toward their children. I am thankful to have a mother, father, brother and sister who love me as much as I love them. Education is something children my age overlook and downright hate. I am lucky to have an education, let alone a good one. People in other countries are not so lucky. Education is one of the best things I can be thankful for in this world; along with my country and family of course. Everyone should be thankful for something in your life. What are you thankful for?

I am thankful for my family, Even in our rants I am thankful for my house, Also my shirts and pants I am thankful for my freedom, And the red, white, and blue I am thankful for my independence, And all that I can do I am thankful for school, Yes even the tests I really like art, But in music I’m not the best I am thankful for thanksgiving, But not only the food Yet I am thankful for the stuffing, And no I’m not being rude I am thankful for this country, And the people who fought for it I am thankful for America, and all the things in it ~~~~~

A Special Thanks

Though your name, dear soldier, remains unknown, but because you are deployed, I am safe in my home.

My name is Nicholas LeBoeuf and I am thanking the armed forces that fight for our country. My dad was in the army reserve and he is now a veteran because he isn’t in the army anymore. I would like to thank the army and all branches for fighting for our country. I respect their bravery and courage for fighting. It takes a lot of bravery to enter the army because you have to do what the general says to do. It must be really sad that you don’t have much time to see your family. I just wanted to say thank you for all the work you have done.

You stand up for our rights, though it has proven a challenge, men and women alike, keep the country balanced. So thank you, dear soldier, for all you have done. You move towards the sound of danger, when others may run.

BY NICHOLAS LEBOEUF, LEICESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL

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My Hero

My hero I do not know, But I do know that the American flag still blows. This hero of mine is brave and strong, War is no game; it is where no one belongs. Because of their sacrifices I see red, white and blue, there’s no other way to express my gratitude than to just say thank you

BY DEACON H., GRADE 6, NORTH BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY

Dear Soldier, brave and true, fighting for the red, white, and blue.

~~~~~ BY ERIN HAZELHURST, LEICESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL

What I am Thankful for

What I Am Thankful For

BY ARAN T. GR. 6, NORTH BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY

I am thankful for many things in my life. There are just so many things that make me happy or keep me safe. So I decided to write about them. I am thankful for my family. They love me very much and help me through tough times. They comfort me when I need it and will always be there for me. My sister plays and does crafts with me. My mom drives me everywhere and helps me with schoolwork. My dad helps me with my soccer skills (he is my coach after all), helps me with Boy Scouts and they all love me beyond belief ! I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for my friends. They know how to make me laugh and I always go to them for advice. When I play a game, I cross my fingers so they are on my team. When the school year is at it’s end, I hope that we get the same teacher in next year’s class. They stick up for me when I am in a jam and cheer me on when I do well in something. I am thankful for my friends. I am thankful for my pets. They love me very much and are fun to be around. My cat Mandy and puppy Leaf are good when you want to play with someone. My cat Maggie is also good to play with, but you are able to cuddle with her more than Mandy. (even though Mandy sleeps most of the day) My dog Piper isn’t big on playing or cuddling, but she makes you feel safe. I am thankful for my pets. I am thankful for all of these things and many others such as food, water, shelter, electricity and all of my possessions. They are the things in life that make me happy, keep me safe, keep me entertained and are the people that are thankful for me too. ~~~~~

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What I am Thankful For

BY ADELYNE R. GR.6, NORTH BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY

There are millions of things that I am thankful for. I have many great things in my life and I am glad to be so blessed. Although I am extremely thankful I can only select a few things to write about, so I guess I’ll start with my family and friends. What is family, exactly? Most people say they are the people who share your blood, but I say family is anyone who cares for you, and you, them. So, along with my relations I define my friends as part of my family. I am very close to most of my friends and I see them constantly. I really enjoy spending time with my friends and I hardly do anything without them. Sometimes we’ll do things as simple as watching TV and lounging on the couch. Other times we’ll be saving goals at premier soccer tournaments. Anything we do we’ll try to be together. I also have my parents who love and shelter me. They take care of me when I’m sick and fix me when I’m hurt. I am forever grateful for my parents! Lastly are my siblings, Lily and Ellie. They hurt me, tease me, and most of all annoy me! Yet I love them anyway. I have no idea what I’d do without them in my life. They keep me busy and on my toes. I am also so thankful for sports. I have soccer games and practices every day of the week and I compete in dressage, which is horse back riding. Through my sports I have made friends and formed bonds with my horses. I fill up my time by shooting goals and cantering around a ring. I don’t know what I would do without sports and I am so thankful for the impact they have made on my life. Of course I am thankful for much more but I hardly doubt that I can find words to explain my appreciation. So, the next time you come across someone or something you are thankful for, take a minute and say thank you. Because without most of these things you may just not exist! ~~~~~

What I am Thankful for

BY ARIANA S., GR. 6, NORTH BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY

Hi, my name is Ariana. I am in sixth grade. I am thankful for my family and friends. This is because without my mom and dad I would starve because they work to earn money for food and clothes. Also, my mom gives me good advice when I need it. I am thankful for my friends because when I am sad or mad they tell me a joke to make me feel better. The second thing I am thankful for is my house because a lot of unfortunate families don’t have a place to live. I am also thankful for the food I eat because my school provides lunch. At home I have daily meals with my family and there are many people that are starving and they aren’t healthy so they can get sick easily. The third thing I am thankful for is my education because without a proper education it will be hard to get far in life and it would be hard to get a good a good job. One more thing is that a lot of kids don’t even get to go to school so I am very lucky. The fourth thing I am thankful are my teachers. They help us so much. Without our teachers we wouldn’t get a proper amount of education we need for us to get a good job. Those are some of the things I am thankful for. What are you thankful for? ~~~~~

What I am Thankful For

BY MACKENZIE P. GR.6, NORTH BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY

I am very thankful for my family. Especially my mom and dad. My mom and dad support me and all my choices, no matter how crazy they are! I am thankful that my parents have the money to buy me things I need such as, clothes and food. Another thing I am thankful for is my friends. Whenever I am having a bad day they are there to cheer me up. My friends help me out and make me laugh with their weird faces, especially Sam!!! Another thing that makes me happy is my pets. Sarge, Chesney, Sadie, and Piper. Sarge is a clumsy, greater Swiss mountain dog; Chesney is a playful, funny, yellow lab. Sadie is a sweet, loving, tiger cat and Piper is sweet, goofy, people friendly, great Dane/black lab. I love all my pets so much!!! I am also very thankful for my home and education. It is nice to have a roof over my head because some people can’t afford food never mind a house. I am thankful for my education because I get to know and learn new things everyday and some kids don’t get that chance like I do. One of the last things I am thankful for are police, firefighters, and military officers. I am thankful for them because they keep the world and our lives safe by risking their own. I am very glad that we have their protection. So now that I told you what I am thankful for, what are you thankful for? ~~~~~

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THE WRITE STUFF, now in its 11th year, welcomes students in Grades 5-12 and to home-schooled students as well from our coverage towns to participate through their teachers or on their own. Essays should be no more than 300 words and emailed to [email protected] by deadline.

SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR DECEMBER 1. My wish for the world in 2013 is… 2. My New Year’s Resolution. 3. Or topic of your choice.

4. (Since the deadline is prior to Christmas, if you would prefer to do Letters to Santa or a Hanukkah theme, we will publish them also. Just keep in mind that they will be published after the holidays.)

Essays for December are due by Monday, December 17 and will be published on December 28, 2012. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact June at 508-909-4062 or at the above email address. Thank you.

What I Am Thankful For

BY: ALEENA L., GR. 6, NORTH BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY

I’m thankful for My mom and dad Because they always Care for me. I’m thankful for My friends at school Because they’re always There to see. I’m also thankful for, The other people I adore, Just like my aunts, uncles, etc. I care for them, And they care for me. I’m thankful for my food, And my shelter too. Without either of them, It would really be a zoo. I’m thankful for my dog, Coco. She had seven pups. They are all really cute, But they make my mom go nuts. I’m thankful for my clothes, And my school education. I’m thankful for red, white, and blue. They are the colors of my nation. So I have to go, Because I am out of time. I hope you liked The way I rhyme. ~~~~~

What I’m Thankful For

BY JESSICA F., GR.6, NORTH BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY

I am thankful for many things. Some of these things are things that no one really pays attention to. I am thankful for my family. My family is so loving and loyal. They put a roof over my head. My family is very close. We see each other often. In fact we are all meeting up on Thanksgiving! I am so happy that I have an amazing family. Another thing I’m thankful for is my wealth. A lot of people don’t realize how lucky they are to have the money that they have. I am very thankful for my money. I have food, education, and a house. Without money I wouldn’t have any of these things. I’m thankful for my friends. They help me when I’m sad or hurt. We have so much fun together! My friends can always make me laugh! My best friend Jill and I always laugh. I love my friends. I’m thankful for the military. They keep us safe. If we didn’t have military we wouldn’t have the rights we have today. Many people in my family are in the military. I hope they are all safe. They save people they hardly know. That’s amazing! These are just some of the things I’m thankful for, but trust me there are many more! ~~~~~

What I am Thankful For

What I Am Thankful For

BY JUSTIN L, GR. 6, NORTH BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY

BY JILLIAN Q., GR. 6, NORTH BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY

This is about what I am thankful for! So at the end of this essay you can see what you’re thankful for!? Are you thankful for your family? Well I am thankful because my family cares about me, love me, put a roof over my head (shelter). My family buys me clothes and footwear. Also they put food on the table! Now are you thankful for something? Are you thankful for your friends? Well I am! I am thankful for my friends because they make me excited, make me laugh, talk to me, and play around with me! Also, they’re always there for me. Do you know what I mean when I saw community servers? Well what I mean is like, the Army, firefighters, police officers, EMT’s and the people who work for our town! I am thankful for the community servers because they take time away from their family and friends to protect and save our lives! Who do you think is the most important community server? Think about the server(s) and there you go, that’s someone or something you’re thankful for! I think this is the most important one of all, Our FREEDOM!!! Are you thankful for your freedom? I am thankful for my freedom because without our freedom who knows what would’ve happened to our towns, states, and flat out our COUNTRY! Here’s a question you can answer…What Are You Thankful For?

I am thankful for many things! One thing I’m thankful for is my family. My family takes care of me to make sure I have everything I need. Like food, clothes, and much more! Also my family comforts me when I’m upset, angry, or just having a bad day. Most importantly, my family loves me! My family is the best, I don’t know what would do without them. Another thing I’m thankful for is my education. A lot of children in the world are unable to go to school, but I am able to and get a good education. Also I am thankful for my teachers. They teach me everything I need to know. Like correct grammar, division, multiplications, spelling, and lots more! My teachers even help me get honor roll since forth grade! I am very thankful for my education, school, and teachers! The third thing I’m thankful for is the Military. The Military does hours of training all the time for their country. Without them, I wouldn’t have the freedom I have today. Many people don’t have the freedom I do today. These are the things I’m thankful for. What are you thankful for? ~~~~~

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What I’m Thankful For

BY SYDNEY M., GRADE 6 NORTH BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

This is one of the things I’m thankful for, my dad being in the military. I’m thankful for him because he served for us and helped people that were hurt. Also I’m thankful for him because he went to other countries, states, and brought me back all cool presents. He was also gone a lot, but it was for a good reason. Another thing I’m thankful for is my family. I’m thankful for them because they are all thankful for me. I love them and they all love me. Also they give me all kinds of presents. Some of my family has past away but I still remember them in my heart. But most of them are still with us today. I still have them in my heart too. Another think I’m thankful for are my friends. I have many friends from my school. Some of my friends are from some other schools too. All my friends and I love having sleepovers and hanging out a lot together. The last thing I’m thankful for is the food I have in my house. I’m so thankful to have good food to eat. There are many people in the world that have no food to eat. These are all the things I’m thankful for. ~~~~~

What I’m Thankful For

BY EMILY K., GRADE 6 NORTH BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

I’m thankful for my family and friends. My friends make me laugh and we always have a good time. My family keeps me company and cares about me. I love them and I can always be myself around them. I’m thankful for my pets. Most of all my fat cat, Stimpy. He is the cutest thing ever and he keeps my feet warm during the winter. Also I love my dog Shelby. She is really fun to play with in the yard. I’m thankful for my house. My house is always warm in the winter. Also it’s safe and fun to live in. I’m always grateful to come home to a nice warm bed. I feel sorry for the people who don’t have a warm bed and house. I’m thankful for music and art. Music is a way to relax and enjoy free time. I love to come home from school and play my guitar. Art is a way to express your emotions in a creative way. Art is the most fun special in school! Those are just some of the things I am thankful for. ~~~~~

Thankful

BY MAIA O., GR. 6 NORTH BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY

I am thankful for Thanksgiving to thank everyone for what they’ve done. I am thankful for a House to keep me warm and dry. I am thankful for A life so I can meet all of the kind people. I am thankful for Not being without school to let me learn. I am thankful for Kindness so I can make all of my friends. I am thankful for a Family for bringing me into this world. I am thankful for the United States for being my home. I am thankful for Lots of friends to help me when I need it. ~~~~~

I am Thankful

BY STEPHEN GUSTAFSON, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

Of all the things I am thankful for are my nice parent’s and sister and my cute pets. My turtle’s name is Tordar, my cat’s name is Spencer, and last but not least, my rabbit is named Carmen. I’m thankful for food that is good, the way my mom makes it tastes good. Those are all of the things I am thankful for. ~~~~~

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It’s Thanksgiving. It’s time to be thankful. Are you thankful for something or someone? Well, I am very thankful for my family. My family is awesome. If I didn’t have my parents I wouldn’t be alive. If I didn’t have my brothers, all those hilarious moments in my life would be gone. If my sister weren’t born, I wouldn’t know how to read. My family puts a roof over my head and keeps a smile on my face. That is why my family is the most important thing, the thing I am so thankful for in my life.

Of all the things I am thankful for are my nice parent’s and sister and my cute pets. My turtle’s name is Tordar, my cat’s name is Spencer, and last but not least, my rabbit is named Carmen. I’m thankful for food that is good, the way my mom makes it tastes good. Those are all of the things I am thankful for.

BY KELLY BISHOP, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

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What I am Thankful for

BY MEGHAN BARRY, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

Some of the things I am most thankful for are my freedom to live independently and become who I want to be. Another thing that I am thankful for is my caring family for giving me a home that has warmth and provides a variety of food and clothes. I am also grateful for my education which is taught to me by my awesome teachers who always want to see me do my best at what I do. I also like to be thankful for my caring and loving friends that will always be by my side through thick and thin no matter what happens. I will always be grateful for my siblings; I have an annoying older sister and a fun loving little brother who I will always love very much. Another thing that I am thankful for are my grandparents. They will always be caring to my siblings and me. The thing that I am most thankful for is sitting at my kitchen table enjoying a wonderful mean on a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. ~~~~~

What I am Thankful for

BY JORDAN BELFORD, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

Out of the things you could be thankful for, I am thankful for Bugze! He’s my pet and my best friend. I got him on my birthday because my pet mouse died on my birthday, so my mom felt bad and brought me to Klems. First my mom said to pick one that was black and brown. But I saw a black and white one. Bugze was black and white. His brother was making sure I don’t see him. I felt very sad for him so I asked to hold him. He was perfect for me. So I took him home and I loved him and I still do. I call him Bugze because his eyes bug out. I am very lucky to have him. That is what I am so thankful to have. ~~~~~

I am Thankful BY AISHA PEREZ, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

I am thankful for a lot of things in my life. I am thankful for my loving parents, delicious food, my warm clothes, my cool toys, and my cute puppy, Snickers. I am most thankful for my parents and Snickers. I am thankful for my loving parents because they take me to fun place s. They show me love and affection. Also if they weren’t here, I wouldn’t be here and I would not have the amazing life I have today. I am thankful for Snickers because my whole life I wanted a puppy. My mom didn’t allow me to have a pet because at one time, I didn’t show that I was responsible to take care of a dog. Then when it was my birthday, my mom decided that I was able to take care of a dog and now I have her. Those are all the things that I am thankful for. ~~~~~

BY STEPHEN GUSTAFSON, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

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I am most Thankful BY ISAAC PROUTY, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

The things I am most thankful to have are my friends and family. First I’ll start with my friends. I’m grateful to have friends because they’ll help me in any situation. Another reason is they will have your back if you get bullied. A final reason is when you’re sad or mad, they can cheer you up. Now I will say a few nice things about my family. When my mom and dad yell at me, I know they only yell because they know what’s best for me. My mom and dad’s families live in different states, so I don’t get to see them often, but I know they love me. That’s why at Thanksgiving, I am thankful for these things. ~~~~~

Thankful on Thanksgiving

BY JEFFREY PUCHALSKI, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

This Thanksgiving I’m going to be thankful for my older brother and my great parents. If I didn’t have my brother I wouldn’t have someone to help me and show me what might happen in school. He tells me what high school is like so I’m ready. Is high school easy or hard? Ian also helps me and shows me how to do things right. Ian is like a role model to me. My parents are terrific to me. I’m happy I have them because if I didn’t have great parents, I could grow up and be someone who takes drugs. Maybe a criminal, but I have great parents who are as perfect as can be. They love and care for me as much as I do them. I love them all very much. ~~~~~

Thanksgiving

BY CAYLEIGH PETERSON, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

Thanksgiving is a nice holiday to thank people. I am thankful for my loving family, nice teachers, cute pets, and my friends that are always there for me. I am thankful for my family because they love me, care for me, and are there when I need them. They also buy me things when I need things or want something. I am also thankful for my teachers be cause they teach you stuff you will need to know when you are older. Also they make you smarter as you get older. They also help me when something is wrong. Other people I am thankful for are my friends. My friends are important because without them I would have no one else to play or talk to. Also they are always there for you. I am also thankful for my pets. I am thankful for them because if I’m bored, they will always play with me and when I’m sad, they will cheer me up. So on Thanksgiving, I am going to thank everyone that I am thankful for. ~~~~~

Friday, November 30, 2012

A big THANK YOU to our SPONSORS… Lamoureux Ford, Spencer Bank, North Brookfield Savings Bank, and Country Bank. We’d also like to thank our participating teachers and their students this month... Lex Varney, North Brookfield Elementary School; Marianne Losasso, and Jan Farrand, Wire Village School, Spencer; Melissa Boratyn, and Marilyn Ravina, Leicester Middle School. Students are encouraged to send in essays on their own as well by email. If you have any questions, please contact June at 508-909-4062 or email [email protected] Happy Reading/Happy Writing!!! Why Should We Be Thankful For Our Veterans?

BY CAI BOHANAN, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

I am most thankful for our veterans because if it wasn’t for them, you and I wouldn’t be able to make our own decisions and live in a free country. WE would be bossed around and be treated like puppets and slaves. WE should be grateful for our veterans because some of them were injured mentally and physically. Some sadly were even killed, but many left the service not insured in any way. They were either in the Navy, Coast Guard, Marines, Army, or Air Force, in Afghanistan, Vietnam War, World War 1, World War 2 and Korea. Just in case you didn’t know what a veteran was, they are men and women that went to war to keep our country free. Now it’s time to be grateful for our freedom and our veterans. Veterans need our thanks not just Thanksgiving time, but always because we wouldn’t be living such a great live as we do in the amazing country, the U.S.A.! ~~~~~

This Thanksgiving I’m taking time to remember all the things I’m thankful for. I’m very thankful for having the freedom that America gives. Without freedom I wouldn’t have the choice of what I want to do with my life. I’m thankful that I have a place to call home and for the food I eat as well as the clothes I wear. My pets are also something I’m thankful for, especially my tortoise named Terrence. He was a gift for my 9th birthday. He is part of my family and I love and care for him. I am grateful for my family and how they’ve encouraged me to do my best no matter how tough it is, and for how they’ve loved me for all these years. My friends have also been there for me, such as my best friend Jocelyn (a.k.a. JoJo) who is there for me whenever I need her. These are some of the many things I’m thankful for. So this Thanksgiving, while you’re enjoying your nice meal, take a second and think about all the things you’re thankful for.

BY JOCELYN KEEFE, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

Thanksgiving BY JARED AUCOIN, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

Around this time of year, and mainly Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my family. I am grateful for my family because I wouldn’t have a house with warmth and air conditioning, so I would have to live on the streets. I wouldn’t have much food. I wouldn’t have a bed to sleep on or a pet as a friend. I couldn’t play video games. There would be no money for me to go to school and to get an education. When you don’t go to school, you can’t get a job. No one would love or care for me if it weren’t for my parents. Worst of all, I wouldn’t celebrate Thanksgiving with anyone. If it weren’t for my parents, I wouldn’t have a happy Thanksgiving so that’s why I am thankful for my family. ~~~~~

Be Thankful

BY MATTHEW DUTTER, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

It’s the time of the year to be thankful. I’m thankful for my family. I’m thankful for them because they take care of me. I’m also thankful for them because they love me strongly all the time. Another reason I’m thankful for my family is that they buy me food and give me a home. Another reason that I’m thankful for my family is that they don’t hurt me. I know that a lot of people don’t have a loving family like I do. I also know that a lot of people don’t have food or homes. Another reason that I’m thankful for my family is that they give me supplies for school. Those are some reasons I’m grateful for my family. ~~~~~

The Thing I Am The Most Thankful For BY MATTHEW GOSSELIN, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

The thing I am most thankful for is my loving and fun family. This is because they are nice and they give me a warm home to live in. My dad lives in a medium sized green house. Every night we all sit on the couch around 7:30 and watch TV. My mom lives in a gray duplex where we all just relax too. I have 6 family members. My family consists of my parents, my brother Kyle, and my two sisters Kayla and Marissa, and lastly, myself. My sister Marissa is eight years old. My brother Kyle is 17, my sister Kayla is 18, and I am 10. My parents always take me places like the playground, laser tag, dirt bike racing, and to my friend’s houses to play. They also play games in my yard with me such as soccer, basketball and in the winter we go sledding. These are the reasons why I am the most thankful for my loving and fun family. ~~~~~

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What I’m Thankful For BY JUSTIN VANDAL, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

The things that I am thankful for are my variety of food, the heat in my house that not everybody has, and my fun parents. I am thankful for food so I can grow up and be strong and healthy. I am also thankful for food so I do not starve. I am thankful for heat because whenever I am inside, I can be nice and warm. I am thankful for my parents because they buy and cook me food, and I would not be alive without them. My parents also bring me places like to play laser tag and to go rollerblading. They also buy me clothes, video games, and things that I need. Those are the things that I’m thankful for. ~~~~~

My Thanksgiving Thoughts BY THOMAS MACKENZIE JR., WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful. One of the things I’m grateful for is being born. That’s really important to me because if I was never born, I wouldn’t be alive to enjoy life. I’m also grateful for my wonderful, loving, and caring family. I’m thankful for our amazing God who has given us everything that we have. I’m also grateful for my terrific food to eat. I’m grateful for my air conditioner so I don’t overheat during the summer. I’m grateful for my awesome friends that will never let me down. That’s a lot of things I’m grateful for and I’m glad I have everything I have today. ~~~~~

I Can’t Complain BY HEAVYNN OGUNFEITIMI, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

Thanksgiving is about being thankful for the things that you have. I am thankful for my parents who provide me with clothes, food, and shelter. I am very grateful for my parents because some children don’t have loving parents, a roof over their head, clothes on their back, food on the table, and most importantly, a home to call their own. Unfortunately, some children don’t even know who their parents are, but I believe that I am very lucky and I am very grateful that I have my parents. ~~~~~

What I’m Thankful For BY BRENNAN LOONEY, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

The things I am thankful for are my loving family, my caring friends, the roof over our heads, the food on the table, the money we have, the clean clothing we have, my family’s good health, the nice dog we own, the country I live in, the soldiers that fight for our freedom, the cool things I own, my education, our country’s freedom, the things my parents do for me, the sports I play, the town I live in, the school I go to, the warm heat that is in my home every winter, and the people who care for me. These are all the things I am thankful for. ~~~~~

What I’m Thankful For BY EDWARD LACROIX, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

I am thankful for all the soldiers who keep this country free. I’m thankful for my parents that they gave birth to me. I’m thankful for all the things that I own and everyone that has been nice to me and treat me fairly. I’m thankful for this state and all the Veterans who keep it safe. I am thankful for everything I know and the teachers who teach it to me. ~~~~~

Thanksgiving

BY COLLIN MCCONNELL, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

Thanksgiving is thankful time, and I’m for my safety, my good pets, my nice family. I’m also thankful I have a home and good food, my noisy but nice neighbors and not living in a stinky cabin or a breakable box. I’m also thankful I have a great bed to sleep in every night. I’m also thankful I have a perfect school and enough money to buy what I need or want. I’m grateful there’s no slavery in America any more. I’m thankful for freedom and liberty today. This is what I’ll always be thankful for. ~~~~~

Thanksgiving Day BY ALICIA AYALA, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

Today is Thanksgiving Day, a day to be thankful for everything you have. Here are some things I’m grateful for. I’m thankful for my family and friends. I’m thankful for my family because they are always there for me no matter what happens. I’m also thankful because my parents are the ones who have given me food and shelter. I am thankful that I have a loving older brother who helps me when I need help like on homework and doing chores. I love my two younger sisters too because most of the time they’re so thankful and caring to me. My friends are terrific because whenever I’m hurt or out of school there are looking after me. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I have so much to be thankful for.

Thanksgiving

BY RYLEIGH MODIG, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

Thanksgiving is the time of year to be thankful for all of the things you have, because not everyone is as lucky as you are. One of the things that I am most thankful for is my amazing family. They are always there for me and I love them. I am also extremely thankful for my generous sister. She is loving and my role model. I will always be thankful for her, and the rest of my family. I am also thankful for the time my parents spend with me. Plus, we get plane tickets to go out to Colorado every year, to spend our Thanksgiving with our relatives as well as my family. My life is one of the greatest gifts I have. I am so grateful for all of my amazing friends that I have in it. My life is full of great things and people involved. Plus, I am extremely grateful for the food, water, and my home. These are the things that I am grateful for. I have many great things and I am thankful for absolutely all of them. ~~~~~

Giving Thanks BY ANDUIN DEVOS, WARREN MA - GRADE 6

Giving thanks is important. I am thankful for many things. I am thankful for life, which I think everyone should be thankful for. I am also thankful for my creativity because without creativity life would be boring. I am also thankful for little things like having warm socks on cold days and having a family that likes to read because I get the books when they are done. There are many things to be thankful for including things I don’t have. I am thankful I don’t have an illness and that I don’t have too many chores. I am thankful for my house, I am thankful for my friends. The list could go on forever with endless possibilities of giving thanks. It is important to be thankful whatever it is for. ~~~~~

Dear Soldier, Hi my name is Daniel and I’m a fifth grade student. My favorite color is blue, is that yours too? If so, nice choice! My favorite hobby is to play Halo 4. Halo 4 is a new game that came out two weeks ago; its tons of fun! Thanksgiving is in one week and we always go to my Aunt Wendy’s house for a special turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, buns, cranberry sauce, gravy, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and my mom makes some squash with some {this may sound gross to you } some marshmallows on top of it. Plus, the turkey is there of course! Anyway, thank you for risking your life for the safety of our country, and happy Thanksgiving!! SINCERELY, DANIEL, GRADE 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

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Thanksgiving Word Search

BY MALORIE SPENCE, GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

Z E N G B A K Y M M L Y X B W H F B J Z C T M N T P N F H E L D P R O E Z V Z I C M A Y F L O W E R E J K W Y S Z T M S A S I R M O J T K A N Q F D W E E Y Z L V U U W A E X S B E L F C V R P O M R Q H M D F Q N E B K Z I D M I E B C R O P S L E L O I B P V M N F E Y G N Y F X N O V E F X D E F O A K B N L Q A P I L G R I M S Z Find the words- feast, mayflower, family, ship, pilgrims, November, crops ~~~~~

Dear Soldier, Thank you for fighting for our country. Thank you for your service. My name is Sam and my hobby is baseball. I’m in 5th grade. My cousin plays on the LA Dodgers and my cat is named after Kevin Youklis. What is it like over there? Where do you sleep, and what do you eat? Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Please stay safe and hope you come home soon. SINCERELY, SAM H., GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

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Thanksgiving Poem BY JONATHAN PAQUETTE, GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

The turkey, so good and juicy, with gravy, too. Potatoes with stuffing and with gravy, too OMG so good and juicy! This is a good turkey dinner. Squash, beans, potatoes, and more I wonder what the First Thanksgiving was like. But most likely, not like today. Maybe fish and other foods. I am glad there is a Thanksgiving too. ~~~~~

Thanksgiving

BY KEVIN O’ROURKE, GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

Turkey Harvest Apple pie Nature Kettle Corn Squanto Giving Indians Vegetables Ice cream New England Green Beans ~~~~~

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Thanksgiving

I Am Thankful!

Thanksgiving

BY CAMILLE CARVALHO, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

BY ELIZABETH CABANA, GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

BY SOPHIA SULLIVAN, GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and think about what you have that others might not. Some of the things that I’m thankful for are my loving friends and family, my comfortable home, America’s freedom, and the variety of food that I eat each day. One reason I’m thankful for my many friends and family is because they are always there when I need their help and support. Also they work so hard for me to have a house to live in and be happy and healthy. Those are some of the things I’m thankful for.

I am thankful for many things, but what I am most thankful for is my family. I come from a very large family. I have 5 grandparents and a 97 year old great-grandmother. I have many aunts and uncles, and 8 cousins. I love my entire family; but most of all, I love my mom, my dad, my little sister Julia, and my 7 month old Maltese puppy. I am very thankful to be a part of my family!

On Thanksgiving my family and I always get ready to prepare the feast. First, my sister and I put a pretty tablecloth on the table. After, we will go outside and take a colorful flag that has all the different colored leaves and we’ll hang it up. Next, we’re going to make the turkey with a side of corn and some creamy mashed potatoes. When we are done, we sit down and eat our delicious meal. These are all the steps my family and I do to prepare for Thanksgiving.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

OUR TOWNS Department to light the town’s Christmas Tree on the Common. Wishes and photos with Santa will be at the gazebo from 5-6 p.m. A sing-a-long will precede the tree lighting at 4:30 p.m., along with tree decorating with Make a Wish ribbons. All ages are invited to attend.

Moore graduates from Basic Military Training A1C Erin Moore graduated from the United States Air Force Basic Military Training on Friday, Oct. 12. Moore belongs to the 102nd Intelligence Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard on Cape Cod. She is stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base in Texas for her technical training. She serves on the Board of Directors of Project New Hope Inc. Her parents are Bill and Donna Moore of Cherry Valley. Erin Moore graduated from Leicester High School in 2004. She graduated from Worcester State University with a bachelor’s degree in business in 2008. She works full time for UNUM in Worcester.

Brookfield tree lighting on tap Sunday afternoon BROOKFIELD — Brookfield’s annual Tree Lighting will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Santa Claus will join the Brookfield Fire

Donations sought for Toys for Joy program

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A PROUTY THANKSGIVING SPENCER — Tenants and staff at MHPI-owned and operated Senior Living at Prouty enjoyed a wonderful pot luck recently with nourishing dishes such as twice baked potatoes, various types of chicken, chili, Shepherd’s pie, American chop suey and a host of homemade cakes and desserts. Entertainment was provided through the Tenants Assistance Program of MassHousing, and featured classic rock and oldies songs by Jon Henry, who is seen here belting out an oldies favorite to tenant Marie Snow. Folks were up and dancing away the calories to the vibrant music.

Please consider donating what you can to the Toys for Joy program. This program has been in place for decades and tries to make the Christmas season a little happier for less fortunate children in Brookfield and East Brookfield. All donations are used to purchase toys, there is no overhead and no administrations costs. Everything is done by local volunteers. Gifts are bought in an attempt to be the most appropriate for the children based on age and gender, so money is the best way to help. New, unwrapped toys will still be accepted. Anything will help. Donations (clearly marked) can be dropped at Brookfield Town Hall or the Brookfield fire station, or mailed to Toys for Joy, P.O. Box 575, East Brookfield, MA. 01515. Donations have gone down in the last few years, but the need is still there.

THE WRITE STUFF, now in its 11th year, welcomes students in Grades 5-12 and to home-schooled students as well from our coverage towns to participate through their teachers or on their own. Essays should be no more than 300 words and emailed to [email protected] by deadline.

SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR DECEMBER 1. My wish for the world in 2013 is… 2. My New Year’s Resolution. 3. Or topic of your choice.

4. (Since the deadline is prior to Christmas, if you would prefer to do Letters to Santa or a Hanukkah theme, we will publish them also. Just keep in mind that they will be published after the holidays.)

Essays for December are due by Monday, December 17 and will be published on December 28, 2012. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact June at 508-909-4062 or at the above email address. Thank you.

The Day the Turkey Ran Away

The Turkey’s Wild Day

Veterans make a difference

What Am I Thankful For…

BY SEBASTIAN THIBAULT, GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

BY DUSTIN VIDITO , GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

BY COLE DYER, GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

BY ANNE SWEET, GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

On the day before Thanksgiving my dad asked me to get a turkey from the store. So he gave me 34 bucks to buy it. After I bought it I put it in the refrigerator and then I helped my mom make stuffing and mashed potatoes. It was time to cook the turkey. So I popped it in the stove and set it for 999 degrees. 20 minutes later, P-O-P!, out came the turkey. At 5:30 everyone started to arrive. At 6:00 my mom set the table and I put out the turkey. Before anyone could touch it, G-O-B-B-L-E, GO-B-B-L-E!! It was alive!! I could not believe it!! So it got up and ran away! My dad asked where I got it and I said, “I got it for free, from a strange man.” Afterwards, he yelled at me for 5 days.

There was once a turkey named Dustin who lived with his turkey pals Vincent, Jared, and Nick. Dustin had a lot of nightmares. One night he had a horrible nightmare where he was eaten by many people. He woke up screaming and running. Now this turkey wasn’t smart so he ran down a hill and into a pile of leaves. Then bang! It was hunters looking for a Thanksgiving dinner. They chased Dustin all the way to the town. The turkey ran into a butcher’s shop. The butcher chased the turkey. He hid behind a counter. The butcher was saying, “Little turkey, where are you?” Then, “Got you!!!” screamed the butcher. The turkey ran and slammed a frying pan on the butchers head. The butcher didn’t know that the Thanksgiving day parade was going on. The turkey got away; but for the butcher, he got tangled in the Spongebob balloon strings and was lifted into space. When the turkey got back to his house he was thankful he didn’t become Thanksgiving dinner. ~~~~~

Veterans make a difference every day in our lives. I am thankful for people in the military; army, navy and marines because they risk their lives and fight for our country and fight for our freedom. They also give up seeing their families to fight in areas of the world 24/7, in hostile environments. It is sad hearing that their friends get wounded in battle, or die in front of them. These men and women who fight for our freedom see poor, helpless people, fighting for their freedom, and get no help from their government. Our troops come home with heavy hearts and need help too. We need to honor the people, serve, have served or died to keep us protected, for they have given us power in our country to have the freedom we do. If you know someone that has served, or serving for us, be sure to thank them and show them you’re a proud American!! I know I appreciate ALL they have done. This is what I’m thankful for. The End ~~~~~

I am thankful for God, freedom, recycling-going green, games, and my world that has food, water, clothes on my back, and family that loves me very much .Without any of those things the world would be a very, very, unhappy, sad place to live in. Do you know what I think? If we stay together and not turn on each other our world would be a happy place to live in. If we pick up here and there, our world would be a much cleaner place to live. If we don’t pick up here and there our world would be a very foul, dirty, and unsafe planet to live on. What are you thankful for?

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The Olive

BY SYDNEY CARDINAL, GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

One sunny Thanksgiving Day my family went to my nana’s house for Thanksgiving. Before we started to eat we had to get some more food for the dinner. So my nana and I went to the store and we got lots of delicious items. Suddenly, I caught something out of the corner of my eye. I saw a whole shelf of olives. So my nana grabbed some, not noticing they had pits in them. Then, we went to cash out and we got home. Afterwards, I went to go take a bite of an olive and, C-R-A-CK!! In a second I realized my tooth was bleeding. I started to cry. My mom took me to the hospital. In the Emergency Room the doctor said, “Your crown is chipped.” He gave me some medicine that numbed my gum. When we finally arrived home, I finally was able to eat my dinner (very carefully!) That was a Thanksgiving Day I will never forget!

This Thanksgiving

BY ZACHARY HARE, GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

This Thanksgiving in the morning I will be going to the LeicesterSpencer football game. I hope Leicester wins because my cousin plays for Leicester . Then after the football game I will be going to my auntie’s house for Thanksgiving and we’ll be eating turkey (Yum). When we go there my moms side of the family will be there. Then when we are all done we will go to my Grandmother’s house and have dessert. There will be my dad’s side of the family there also. By the time everybody leaves we will be on our way and then go to bed. This will be a busy Thanksgiving Day! ~~~~~

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Dear Veterans and Friends, I would like to share my gratitude by writing this letter to you. Thank you for serving our country when we needed protection. Thank you for everything you have done for America. Thank you for your sacrifice. I am hoping you keep on doing the fabulous job you are doing; our country is free because of people like you. I hope when there is no more fighting against countries and people, that you may return to your house safely. My best wishes to you and your family. Again, thank you very much. Wish you a happy Thanksgiving. YOUR FRIEND, EMMANUEL, GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

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What I Am Thankful For

BY AMANDA FOLEY, GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

Friends A good home Mom, Jess and James Independence Love Youth ~~~~~

What Thanksgiving means to me BY ANTHONY TROTTA, GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

TURKEY HAM APPLE PIE NUTRITION KETTLE CORN SPAM GARLIC INDIAN PUDDING VITAMINS INTERESTING NICE GIVING

Dear Soldiers, Thank you for serving our country and for our freedom, and our rights. I also thank you for protecting us so we can sleep well at night. I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving. I hope you come home soon unharmed. And thanks again for protecting the country. YOUR FRIEND, CAMERON, GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

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Dear Soldier, Thank you for serving our country and fighting for our freedom. You must have gone through a lot to get to where you are! The training must have been very difficult. You must be very strong to lift guns and other heavy weapons that you lift! Thank you for serving our country and good luck the rest of the way! SINCERELY, BRYCE G, GR. 5, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL, SPENCER

My Favorite and Funniest Thanksgiving BY HAILEY MARTIN, WIRE VILLAGE SCHOOL

My favorite Thanksgiving was last year because I saw all my family at my dad’s mom’s house. We had so much food because a lot of people brought different dishes. My brother and I were slobs. We got food on our clothes. I thought it was the funniest Thanksgiving ever because my uncle fed the dog turkey and my uncle got pooped on! Right before my uncle Jeremy fed him, my grandma told everyone, “Be careful! Don’t feed the dog turkey. He will get sick!” However, my uncle Jeremy didn’t listen, so I guess it was fair. ~~~~~

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WALES – LAKE GEORGE! 352’ Waterfront! 2.2 Acres! Beautiful 3,100’ Custom Built Paradise! Open Flr Plan! 21’ Cathedrals! Super Lake Views! Fam Rm w/2nd Kitchen! Lake Facing 1st Flr 3 Rm Master Suite! 3 Garages! CAir! Gas Heat! Generator! $549,900.00

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WOODSTOCK – 1336 Rte 169! Finish Yourself & SAVE & Be Under Fair Market Value = Instant Equity! 48' Colonial! 9 Rms! 3 Bdrms! 3 Baths! Master Bath! Liv Rm w/Cathedrals! 29' Fam Rm! Office! 1st Flr Laundry Rm! About $80K to Complete! 2.37Acres $159,900.00

CHARLTON – 173 Center Depot Rd! 7 Rm Updated Saltbox Colonial! Applianced Granite Kit! Frplcd Liv Rm! Din Rm! Fam Rm! 3 Bdrms! Master Bath! 2.5 Baths! In-Ground Pool! 2 Car Garage! 1 Acre! $309,900.00

NEW NEW LISTING LISTING

DOUGLAS - Lake Manchaug 175’ WATERFRONT! Western Exp = Beautiful Sunsets! 1/2 Acre+! 8 Rm Contemp + 4 Rm Guest House/InLaw Apt! Custom Kit, Formal Din, Frplcd Liv Rm w/Lake Views! Lake Facing Master! Master Bath! 2.5 Baths! 2 Bdrms! $599,900.00 OPEN HOUSE Sundays from 12:00-2:00!

THOMPSON – 382 Lowell Davis Rd! 8 Rm 2,725’ Colonial, 2.72 Acres! Kit w/Skylights & Tile Flr! Formal Dining! Frplcd Liv Rm! Den! Yr Rd Sun Rm! 3 Bdrms w/Walk-in Closets! Master Bath w/Dble Vanity! 2.5 Baths! 3 Car 30x40' Garage w/Loft! $339,900.00

WEBSTER – New England Commons! Adult 55+! 2 Bdrms! 1 to 2 Baths/Master! Applianced! Granite! Hrdwds, Tile & Carpet! Basements! Garage! C/Air! Security! Community Center! Walking Trails! Low Fees! Convenient! From $224,900.00

OXFORD – 22 Locust St! Across from Chaffee School! Spacious 6+ Rm Ranch on 3/4 Acre Dble Lot! 20’ Liv Rm! Cabinet Packed Eat-in Kit! 3 Bdrms w/Carpet Over Hrdwd Floors! Deep Closets! Huge 24X43’ 4 Car Garage! Recent Roof! $189,900.00

SOLD SOLD

WEBSTER – 34 Park Ave! 6 RmCape! 3 Bedrooms! Hardwoods Through Out! Newer Roof, Windows, Furnace & Electric! Nice Yard with Patio Area for Entertaining! Detached Garage! Close to All Area Amenities! Perfect for the First Time Home Buyer! $129,900.00

NEW NEW PRICE PRICE

SOLD SOLD

POMFRET, CT – Charming Colonial Bed & Breakfast! 16 Rms! 7 Bdrms! 7.5 Bathrms! 6 Acres! Beautiful Grounds! Fully Equipped Kitchen! Hrdwds! French Doors! 3 Frplcs! As a Residence, Business or Both! $639,900.00 NEW CONSTRUCTION

WEBSTER - New England Commons 55+! To Settle Estate! Custom Handicap Accessible! Many Upgrades! Applianced Kit w/Granite Counters, Tile Floor, Pantry Cabinet! Cathedral Ceiling! 2 Bdrms, Master Bath! 2 Baths! 3 Season Porch! Garage w/Handi Ramp! $229,900.00

WEBSTER – 48R Lake Parkway! Being Built! 28x52’ Split! Open Flr Plan w/Cathedral Ceiling! Kit w/Granite! Kit & Din w/Hrdwds! Liv Rm & 3Bdrms w/Wall to Wall! Master Bath! 2Baths w/Tile Flrs! Oil Heat! 2X6Construction! Deck! $219,500.00

ON DEPOSIT

WEBSTER LAKE – 9 Loveland Rd! WEBSTER LAKE - 272' Waterfront Lot - It's All About the LAND!!! Great Views of South Pond! Tons of Sun! Beautiful Sunrises! 275' Road Front - 10,000+ Square Feet! Build Your Dream House Here! $169,900.00

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WEBSTER – 1 Oak Tree Lane! 5 Rm Raised Ranch! Applianced Kit w/Corner Hutch! Liv Rm w/Built Ins! 3 Bdrms! New Bath! 3 Season Sunroom! Walk Out Lower Level w/Laundry & Future Playroom! Young Roof! New Water Heater! Garage! $134,900.00

WEBSTER – 13 Black Point Rd! Big WEBSTER – 3 Crosby St! 8 Rm Cape! Very Convenient to 395! Frplced Liv Rm & Boy Toys? A place to Live too! 1200'+ Apartment/House! 5Rms! Applianced! 2 Formal Din Rm w/Hrdwd Flrs! 4 Bdrms Bdrms, Full Bath w/Laundry, 12x20 Deck! w/Hrdwds! Recent Roof, Furnace & 4 Garages - 2 Adjoining Buildings! 30X40 Windows! Full Bath w/Updated Vanity! - 3 Stalls -9X10 Doors! 28X40 Stall Gas Heat, Hot Water & Cooking! Nicely 14X14 Door! Heated! 1/2 Bath! Electric Landscaped! $129,900.00 Doors! $269,900.00

SOLD SOLD

DUDLEY – 64 W. Main St! Custom DUDLEY – 4 St. Mary Ave! WEBSTER – 30 Everett Ave! Nice 6/6 Built 1 Owner 7 Rm Ranch! Applianced! Conveniently Located 8+ Rm Ranch! Rm 2 Family! Great Location! Beautiful Lower Level 4 Rm In-law Apart Corner Lot! First Flr Updated! Recent Frplce Liv Rm! 3 Spacious Bdrms w/Separate Drive & Entrance! Open Pantry Kitchen & Bath! Hrdwds! w/Hrdwds! 1.5 Ceramic Baths! 1st Flr Floor Plan! 2 Kitchens! 3/4 Bedrooms! Second Flr Ready for Your Changes! Applianced! Cathedral Ceiling! Fam Rm! Frplce Lower Level! Walk In Expandable Third Flr! 2/2 Bdrms! Gas Skylight! 2 Pellet Stoves! Wood Cedar Closet! Workshop! 2 Z Oil Heat! 2 Heat & Hot Water! 2 Car Garage! Laminate Floors! Fenced Yard! Car Garage! $234,900.00 $174,900.00 2 Sheds! $189,900.00

WEBSTER LAKE – 76 Union Point Rd! 100’ Waterfront! Panoramic Lake Views! 13,407’ Lot! 8 Rm Colonial! Lake Facing Master Bdrm! 4 Bdrms! 3 Baths! Applianced Kit! 2 Car Detached Garage! Super Convenient! $594,900.00

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DUDLEY – 71 Eagle Dr! Being Built! 2880’! 9 Rms! Granite Kitchen! 23X23.5 Family Rm! 3 Bdrms! Master Suite w/Office! 3 Tile Baths! All Hrdwd Flrs! 2X6 Construction! C/Air! 2 Car Garage! Still Time to Pick Int Colors! $346,900.00

WEBSTER LAKE – 505 Treasure Island! 6 Rm Townhouse Overlooking Heated Pool! Hrdwd Flrs! Open Floor Plan! 2 Bdrms! Master Bath! 2.5 Baths! Frplcd Fam Rm! CAir! Gas Heat! Recent Trex Deck! Garage! 2 BOAT SLIPS! Sandy Beach! $249,900.00

WEBSTER LAKE – 106 Beacon Park! Beach Front Townhouse w/BOAT DOCK! 5 Rms! Move-in Condition! Huge Lake Views! S&S Applianced! Din & Frplcd Liv Rm! Lake Facing Master Bdrm w/Bath! 2 Bdrms! 2.5 Baths! CAir! Garage! $289,900.00

WEBSTER LAKE - Wawela Park Rd! 130’ SUBDIVIDABLE WATERFRONT LOT! 1/2 Acre Plus! Expansive Views of Middle Pond! Private! Wooded! Ideal Southern Exposure! 157' Road Front! 197' Deep! Town Services! Pristine Piece of Webster Lake! $489,900.00

WEBSTER LAKE - 111 Beacon Park! Waterfront, Beach Front, Pool Side Townhouse w/BOAT DOCK! 5 Rms! Absolute Move-in Condition! Panoramic Lake Views! Applianced! Din & Frplcd Liv Rm w/Hrdwds! Lake Facing Master! Master Bath! 2 Bdrms! 2.5 Baths! CAir! Garage! $279,900.00

WEBSTER – 14 Batten Street! 5 Rm Ranch! Eat-in Kitchen w/Knotty Pine Cabinets! Living Rm w/Wall to Wall Carpet over Hardwoods! 3 Bedrooms w/Hardwoods! Full Bath! 3 Season Porch! Detached Garage! Oil Heat! 14,178’ Lot! $129,900.00

ON DEPOSIT

SOLD SOLD

DUDLEY – 66 Lyons Road! 8 Rm DUDLEY – 122’ WATERFRONT! 50 Lakeview Ave! Merino Pond! Colonial! 5.56 Acres! Applianced Kit Beautiful 12 Rm Tri-Level! Year Round w/Tile Flr & Center Island! 24x24' Enjoyment! Plenty of Room for Vaulted Ceiling Liv Rm w/Gas Frplc & Entertaining! 2 Complete Kitchens! Hrdwd Flr! 1st Flr Laundry! Office/4th Frplcd Liv Rm & Fam Rms! Hrdwds! 3 Bdrm! 2.5 Baths! Master Bath! New Baths! Ideal In-Law! Garages! 5Z Heat! Vinyl Fence! $329,900.00 $399,900.00

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WEBSTER – 28 East Main St! DUDLEY – 19 Dalessandro Ave! Conveniently Located 3 Family! 5/5/4 Updated 4 Rm Ranch! Open Kit & Liv Rms, 2/2/2 Bdrms! Perfect Investment Rm! 2 Bdrms w/Hrdwds! Recent Property! Well Maintained! Off Street Bathroom w/Wainscot! Newer LP Hot Air Parking & Garage! Individually Heating System! Mudroom! Deck! Metered! Recent Gas Boilers & Attached Garage! Nice Yard! Shed! Water Heaters! Fully Rented! Move-in Condition! $154,900.00 $179,900.00

SOLD SOLD

WEBSTER – 3 Klebart Ave! Stately 7 Rm Colonial! Frplcd Liv Rm w/Crown Moldings! Applianced Kit! Formal Din Rm & Fam Rm w/Hrdwds! Entry Foyer! 3 Bdrms w/Hrdwds! Master w/Cedar & 2 Dbl Closets! Sunroom! Tile Bthrms! Garages! Newer Roof! Easy Rte.395 Access! $179,900.00

THOMPSON – 231 Labby Rd! 7 Rm Contemp! 2.5 Acres! Applianced! Din Area w/Hrdwds! Liv Rm w/Pellet Stove & Sliders to 32’ Deck! 4 Bdrms! Master Bath! 2.5 Baths! Heated Pool! Lower Level Fam Rm! 5Z Oil Heat! 2 Car Garage! Wired For Generator! $214,900.00

NEW NEW PRICE PRICE

SUTTON – 64 W Millbury Rd! Country Retreat! Horse Farm! 4+ Acres! Custom Kit w/Knotty Alder Cabinets, Granite, Skylights & French Doors to a Waterfall & Koi Pond! Prof Landscaped w/Accent Lighting & Irrigation! Barn w/1/2 Acre Paddock! $410,000.00

NEW NEW PRICE PRICE

SOLD SOLD

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WEBSTER - 32 Highcrest Park! 7 Rm Townhouse! Easy Highway Access! Applianced! Quartz Counters! Spacious Liv Rm w/Wall to Wall! 1st Flr Half Bath & Laundry! 2 Huge Bdrms! Master w/Separate Bathroom Access w/Dble Sinks! Recent Updates! CAir! Finished Lower Level! $129,900.00

WEBSTER – 195 Lower Gore Rd! 9 WEBSTER - 3 Rodio Dr! 7 Rm Split! Close to 395 & Schools! Hrdwds Room Tri-Level! Applianced! Din Throughout! Open Liv & Din Rms! 3 Rm! Frplcd Liv Rm w/Cathedral Bdrms! Large Bath! Walk-out Lower Ceiling! 4/5 Bdrms! 3 Baths! LL Fam Rm! Oil Heat! 4 Car Garage! Large Level Fam Rm/Separate Heat! New Ext Doors! Recent Buderus Furnace & Deck Overlooks Private 1.76 Acres! Windows! Garage! Nicely Landscaped! $159,900.00 $209,900.00

WEBSTER – 136 Gore Rd! 6 Rm Cape WEBSTER – 3 Beach St! Across From WEBSTER LAKE! 7 Rm Colonial Built on the Shores of Webster Lake! 2003! Frplcd Fam Rm w/Hrdwds! Current Access is Limited! Western Applianced Kit! Din Area & Liv Rm Exp for Gorgeous Sunsets! w/Hrdwd Floors! 3 Spacious Bdrms! Commercially Zoned! Live & Work from 13X17.6 Master! 2nd & 3rd Bdrms the Comfort of Your Home! Great w/Hrdwds! Bring your Boat! Traffic Exposure! Newer Roof! 2 Car $169,900.00 Garage! .84 Acres! $229,900.00

WEBSTER LAKE - Across From, w/Views Of & Easy Access To! 175 Killdeer Island! The Benefits of Lake Living at a Better Price! 11 Rms! 4/5 Bdrms! 5.5 Baths! Lake Facing Frplcd Master Suite! Possible In-Law! 2 Car Attached & 1 Under! Workshop! $319,900.00

WEBSTER LAKE ACCESS – 42 WEBSTER LAKE – 294 Killdeer Laurelwood Dr! Overlooking Lake! Island! North Pond! 62' Waterfront! Able to Dock Boat! 7 Rm Raised Panoramic Views! 8 Rm Colonial! Kit Ranch! Applianced Granite Kit! Liv Rm w/Double Oven! GLEAMING Hrdwd w/Cathedral Ceiling/Skylights! Fam Flrs! 4 Bdrms! 2 Full Baths! 14X20 Trex Rm! 3/4 Bdrms! Recently Remodeled Deck! Newly Painted! Prof Landscaped! Move-n Condition! 2 Car Garage! Gas Fenced Yard! Docks Included! Heat! $299,900.00 $449,900.00

WEBSTER LAKE - 200 Killdeer Island Rd! Sunsets! 8 Rooms! 4 Bdrms! Lake Facing 16x20 Master! Frplcd Liv Rm! Applianced! 3 Full Baths! Finished Lower Level Family Rm! 4 Decks! A/C! Heated Garage w/Workshop! $639,900.00

WEBSTER LAKE - 206 Treasure WEBSTER LAKE – 3 Bates Grove! Island! Remodeled End Unit! South Pond Yr Rd! Applianced! Applianced Granite Kit, Cherry Cabinets Furnished! Dock! 19’ Pontoon Boat & Hrdwd Flr! Din Area to Trex Deck! Liv w/50 HP! 6 Rms! Screened Porch! Fam Rm w/Window Seat! 2 Bdrms! Master Rm w/Cath Ceiling! 1st Fl Master w/Hrdwds! 3 Bdrms! 2 Baths! 14,190’ Bath w/Marble Vanity! 2.5 Baths! Frplc Fam Rm! Gas Heat! CAir! Garage! 2 Lot! Sandy Beach! Freshly Paint Ext! Boat Slips! Heated Pool! Recent Roof! $309,900.00 $254,900.00

NEW NEW PRICE PRICE

SOUTHBRIDGE – 440 N. WEBSTER – 24 Beacon Rd! KILLDEER ISLAND! Walk to Swimming Woodstock Rd! 76 Acres of Natural Beauty! 8 Rm Country Ranch! Yester & Boating! 7 Rm Colonial! Farmers Year Charm! 2 Kitchens! 3 Stone Porch! Open Flr Plan! Updated Kit! Cathedral Ceilings! Master Suite w/Dble Fireplaces! Lower Level “Saloon”! Closets, Whirlpool & Dble Vanities! 3/4 Huge Barn! 4+ Garages! Workshops! Bdrms! 2 1/2 Baths! Town Services! Saw Mill! Former “Cheney Farm” $249,900.00 $439,900.00

ON DEPOSIT

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WEBSTER LAKE - 80’ Waterfront Lot and a Fire Damaged House - It’s AllAbout the LAND! Don’t know if the House can be Saved, Foundation Maybe? Great Views of South Pond! Tons of Sun! Beautiful Sunrises! 100’ Road Front - 9,000+- Sq.Ft! $239,900.00

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Southbridge: Looking for that perfect Condo! This unit was designed for you! Large spacious rooms with loads & loads of closets. 4 rooms 2 bedrooms 2 baths. Living room/ dining room and kitchen are all open. Foyer has 3 closets. Upper unit with deck overlooking woods. Plenty of parking. Appliances include range, dishwasher, refrigerator, washer & dryer (right in unit). $89,900-with the low interest rates, your payments may be cheaper than rent!

Southbridge: INVESTORS Southbridge: $85,000!!! Move in Condition! 7 room 3 take note! BIG 3 family with 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath Colonial! units with 6 rooms 3 bedPorches galore! Not a foreclorooms, 3rd unit has 4 rooms 2 sure or short sale! Must be bedrooms. Nice apartments. sold. Why so cheap? Needs Separate Utilities. PLUS big 3 updating and small yard, but car garage & plenty of parkfor this price, cheaper than paying rent. Financing programs has “No Money Down” option and a 3 1⁄2 % Down ing. Located on dead end street. $119,900. Make an program. Call for details or address. offer!

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A Place To Call Home… WOODSTOCKLive privately & D E C conveniently in DU E R this Woodstock expandable Ranch. This home features newer hickory floors, an oversized living room with wood stove, heated mudroom, 2 bedrooms and a walk-up second floor 3rd bedroom waiting for your finishing touches. The large attached 2 car garage, screened room with hot tub, ground level deck, and 3 acres of land make this package complete at just $209,900.

THOMPSON Don’t miss out on this completely renovated Cape in a great convenient location. Home features a newer boiler, roof, flooring, electrical, kitchen & bathroom. The walls even have fresh paint! The spacious yard of just over a 1/2 acre has a detached garage & a second lot for possible expansion. Priced at just $137,000

THOMPSONWelcome home in this well-kept & updated 1930’s Cape. Featuring 3 bedrooms, a large eat-in kitchen with plenty of counters, two living rooms and even an office on the first floor. Updates have been done to the siding, windows, roof, boiler & electrical system. One car garage under the home & a large outbuilding. Priced at just $146,000

THOMPSONNicely maintained & movein condition townhouse with u p d a t e d kitchen (new appliances, counters, fixtures), baths, lighting & flooring. This charming home is immaculate & features 2 decks, finished basement with built-in desk, garage & lots of closets. $137,000

KILLINGLY-Mobile home with open floor plan, spacious living room with lots of windows, open kitchen/dining area with built in sideboard, 2 bedrooms and deck. Neat and clean and ready and waiting for you. $41,000

Donna Flannery ERA Key Realty Services 508-885-6665 Web: www.donnaflannery.com Email: [email protected] Spencer - New Listing! 6 rm, 3 bdrm. 2 bath Ranch on a 3/4 acre lot near Howe State Park & Cranberry meadow Lake!! Beautiful new Baths, Open Kitchen/ Livingrooms, finished walkout bsmt w/familyroom & bath! FHW/Oil Heat & more! Get in for the holidays! $185,000

Spencer - Exciting, remodeled 2 bdrm, 2 bath 2nd floor condo in the West Main Street School building! Unbelievable from top to bottom! 1400 s.f. of living space, original hardwood floors,Cent Air/FHA Gas heat! Very energy efficient! Open floor plan! An amazing place w/low condo fees, huge outdoor space, plenty of parking & storage! $210,000.

Spencer: Beautifully remodeled 3 bdrm, 1.5 Bath Townhome! End Unit! Low condo fees! New kitchen w/granite, stainless appliances, hardwood floors! Formal dining room, huge living room all w/hardwoods! Full basement! Big master bedroom w/walkin closet! Great location! $175,000

Spencer - Fantastic Sugden Reservoir Waterfront! 7 rms, 3.-4 bdrms, 2 baths! 100’ of sandy shoreline on this full rec., 82 acre lake! 2 fireplaces(one on each level), open kitchen/ living room w/sliders to deck. Full, finished, walkout lower level w/ 2nd kitchen(in-law?). Super location, dead end st. 1st time on mkt. $350,000

Spencer - 7 rm, 3 bdrm. 2 bath Cape Cod on a quiet street! Gas heat, great & private yard, full 1/2 fin. Walkout basement! Wonderful details inside! Built in China cabinets, hardwoods, formal diningroom & SO much more! 1st time on the market in over 50 years! Quick access to MA Pike, 1 min. to shopping. New Price! $179,500

Spencer: New Listing! Peace & Privacy here! Great 8 rm.,4 bdrm,2.5 bath on over 2 acres abutting Turkey Hill Brook! Gorgeous yard! Near horseback riding/ski mobile trails & Park. In home office potential w/sep. entrance, 2 car garage. More land available. Priced WAY below appraised & assessed value. $245,000!

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PLAINFIELD COMMERCIAL- This bank owned commercial building is set up for a turn-key Pizza Restaurant. Property sits on a busy street with off-street parking, booths for sit down meals, and a great working kitchen. Property recently had extensive renovations. Full basement for storage/deliveries. Offered for just $170,000. Call today for your personal showing.

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themes will inspire conversation each month. Registration is optional. If you would like an email reminder; email Denise at [email protected] SPENCER — The Southbridge Savings Bank COMPUTER CLASS meets from 4 to 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Richard Sugden Library, Spencer. Adults are invited to bring your questions, or see what questions come up at the class! Bring a lap top if you have one, otherwise computers are provided. EVERY THIRD TUESDAY SPENCER — The very popular Lego Club for children in kindergarten through sixth grade will be held from 6-6:45 p.m. at the Richard Sugden Library. It will be offered every first and third Tuesday of the month during the school year. If anyone in the community has legos that they no longer want, we would love to have them. Participants do not need to register or bring their own legos. EVERY WEDNESDAY N. BROOKFIELD — There will be free weekly Parent/Child Programs from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at the North Brookfield Elementary School, New School Road, North Brookfield. The program runs on school calendar and closes for vacation and inclement weather according to North Brookfield School calendar. This free program is sponsored by the Spencer, Wachusett, North & East Brookfield Coordinated Family Grant in partnership with the North Brookfield Elementary School. Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. RUTLAND — Senior Exercises Classes are held every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Rutland Community Center, Glenwood Road, Rutland. Enjoy an hour of fun and exercise to music to help stay strong, fit, healthy and independent. Classes are co-ed and all are welcome. The fee is $4 per class. For more information, call Joyce Gamache at (508) 754-2821. SPENCER — The Baby Time Program for infants 6 months to 18 months and their caregivers meets on Wednesdays at the Richard Sugden Library from 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. The Toddler Story Hour for children aged 18 months to three years old and their caregivers is offered from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-kindergarteners who will be three years old by Oct. 1 are invited to Story Hour from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration is required for the above programs and can be done in person or by calling 508-885-7513. BROOKFIELD —Music Time with Ms. Renee Coro at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Merrick Public Library, 2 Lincoln St., Brookfield. All ages welcome to attend, no sign-up is necessary, free snacks and juice

served. This program is funded by the Jeppson Memorial Fund for Brookfield, Greater Worcester Community Foundation. SPENCER — The Economy Shop at the First Congregational Church of Spencer, 207 Main St., Spencer, will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays; from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays. SPENCER — Computer lessons at the Spencer Senior Center from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoons. Space is limited. Please call 508-885-7546 to register. EVERY FOURTH WEDNESDAY OXFORD — The Nipmuck Coin Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Oxford Senior Center, 323 Main St., behind the Oxford Town Hall. For more information, contact Dick Lisi at [email protected] EVERY THURSDAY SPENCER — Bingo at the Knights of Columbus, 10 Meadow Road, Spencer every Thursday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The first game starts at 6:45 p.m. Come and enjoy some good food, good people and hopefully win a little. BROOKFIELD — Community members who have experienced the death of a loved one are invited to attend our GriefShare support group. This program features Biblical teaching that focuses on encouragement, comfort and hope in grieving. GriefShare will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Brookfield Congregational Church, On the Common, Brookfield. The group will conclude with a “Surviving the Holiday” seminar on Thursday evening, Dec. 6. This ministry is a collaboration of both E. Brookfield Baptist Church and the Brookfield Congregational Church. For more information, call 508-867-7725 or 508-8676262. EVERY SECOND THURSDAY E. BROOKFIELD — The East Brookfield Baptist Church invites all senior citizens (ladies and gentlemen) to a Community Lunch at 11:30 a.m. every second Thursday of the month in Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be soup, sandwich and a light dessert. This will be followed by a time of fellowship and games concluding with a devotional just before 2 p.m. Reservations are encouraged. Call 508-867-7725. SPENCER — The VNA Care Network and Hospice is holding a free Keep Well Clinic to residents 60 and older from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the second Thursday of the month at the Council on Aging, 40 Wall St. Local residents may have their blood pressure checked and learn about health concerns. Blood sugar, weight monitoring and other health assessments may also be available. VNA Care Network and Hospice clinics are funded in

part by the United Way, local boards of health, private foundations. For up-to-date clinic information please visit www.vnacarenetwork.org or call 888-663-3688, ext. 5603.

p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 featuring crafts, food, services, raffles, a White Elephant Table and a variety of vendors. Proceeds will benefit Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse Sharing God’s love through gift-filled shoe boxes. “Share the Warmth” —drop off your coats, boots, socks, hats and mittens for distribution in Worcester. For more information, call (508) 867-5920 or visit www.quaboagchurch.org. Everyone is welcome.

SPENCER — The RSL Writers Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Richard Sugden Library, Spencer. Adults create and share a mix of fiction, poetry, and prose. Everyone profits from paying attention to others’ problems and attempted solutions. Carle Johnson from the Worcester County Poetry Association leads the group. For more information contact Carle Johnson at [email protected]

LEICESTER — The Annual Holiday Craft Fair at Leicester High School, 174 Paxton St., Leicester, sponsored by the Art Club, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Free admission. All are welcome. This year there will be 50+ Vendors selling craft and gift items. There will also be a raffle table, photos with Santa and Crafts with Kids. Food will be available at the Art Club Café, 174 Paxton St., Leicester.

The calendar page is a free service offered for listings for government, educational and nonprofit organizations. Send all calendar listings and happenings by mail to “Calendar” at Stonebridge Press, P.O. Box 90, Southbridge, MA 01550; by fax at (508) 764-8015 or by e-mail to [email protected] Please write “calendar” in the subject line. All calendar listings must be submitted by 3 p.m. on Friday to be published in the following Friday’s edition. All calendar items will be inserted under the actual date of the event. We will print such listings as space allows.

SPENCER — The Spencer Methodist Church, 161 Main St., will feature two special events during the Spencer Christmas Stroll from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 1. They will hold a food drive during the Stroll to benefit the Spencer food pantry at Mary, Queen of the Rosary Church. In addition, a company called “Gold for Hope”? will be available to appraise your precious metals (such as gold, silver, gold filled jewelry, silver/silver plated flatware etc). There is no charge for this service. They will make an offer for your items if you wish to sell them. This is a great opportunity to clean out your jewelry boxes and silverware drawers. The church will also be selling church cookbooks and the NU 2 U Shoppe will be open.

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LEICESTER — State Representative John Binienda will hold office hours from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 30 in the Leicester Senior Center, 40 Winslow Avenue. LEICESTER – Dr. Laconte, podiatrist, will be available at the Leicester Senior Center, 40 Winslow Avenue at 8:45 a.m. on Nov. 30. There is a nominal fee for his service. Please call 508-892-7016 for updated information and to schedule an appointment.

SPENCER — Mary, Queen of the Rosary Parish, Maple Street, Spencer, will hold a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 featuring a cookie sale, crafts, homemade items, knitted goods, stuffed animals, clothing, basket raffle, used books, poinsettias, spiritual items, snack bar with meatball subs and hot dogs. Held in conjunction with Spencer’s Christmas Stroll.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 1 SPENCER — The Spencer Christmas Stroll is Saturday December 1st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participating businesses and churches are St Joseph’s Abbey, Appleblossoms, Bemis Farm, Charlie’s Diner, Cormier Jeweler, First Congregational Church, Frameworks, Mary Queen of the Rosary, Oakwood Farm Christmas Barn, Primitive Thymes, Spencer Savings Bank, United Methodist Church, Whitco and Stroll Headquarters at Spencer Cable Access.

SPENCER — The First Congregational Church of Spencer, U.C.C., 207 Main St., Spencer, will be participating in the 8th annual “Spencer Christmas Stroll” along with the other area Churches and businesses from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The church will have gift tables, Christmas decoration, games and a Raffle table. “Coffee and” will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. Lunch of corn chowder and desserts will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free hot chocolate and cookies to all our visitors.

BROOKFIELD — The Quaboag Valley Baptist Church, 175 Fiskdale Road, Brookfield, will hold its second annual Peppermint Christmas from 9 a.m. to 2:30

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WEBSTER LAKE WATERFRONT CONTEMPORARY -- MIDDLE POND -- 138 FT. SHORE w/ 80' SANDY BEACH! Major updates in this 4358 sf. multilevel home including kitchen w/granite and European SS appliances, roof, Buderus furnace, 60' Trex deck, floor coverings, garage doors, lakeside patio w/gourmet cooking island w/stationary grille and fridge, central vac and a/c. Fireplaced Living room w/ cathedral ceilings and sliders to lake front deck. Four bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths, office, boat garage and launch. Lower level kitchen and living/entertaining area w/walkout to beach! Enjoy all the Lake has to offer all year round!

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WEBSTER — More than 2500 sq. ft. of first floor living area in this spacious Ranch located on .86 acre on non-through street. Three bedrooms, three baths, two fireplaces, sunken living room, dining room, sun room, lower level family room with kitchen, two additional rooms for exercise/office, central air, three zone oil heat, two-car garage, inground pool. Nice location, close to schools, highway, shopping. R/E Tax $3456 $259,900

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HOLDEN — A seminar, “Healing Through the Holidays, Discovering Strength, Hope and Meaning this Holiday Season,” will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Holden Senior Center, 1130 Main St., Holden. This seminar is designed to assist individuals in understanding the emotional aspects of healing and surviving the holiday season. We will discuss the experience of loss, the meaning and value of traditions and rituals, our personal journey and ways to cope. Offered for its twelfth year, the seminar is sponsored by Miles Funeral Home, facilitated by Terri Philbrick, LICSW, and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Call to register: 508-829-4434 or 978-422-0100. For additional information, www.milesfuneralhome.com.

WEST BROOKFIELD — The MerriamGilbert Public Library in West Brookfield is hosting an opening reception for “The Four Seasons” Art Exhibit, featuring local pastel artist, Brian Alton Higgins, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The exhibit will continue through March 28. BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Congregational Church will hold its Winter Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 1, featuring “Sell All and Anything” tables. Tables are available for $20 each. Call Church Office at 508-867-6262 for more information. Ken Grimes Greens and Wreaths will also be available. LEICESTER — There will be a Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. with caroling and refreshments inside Russell Hall, First Congregational Church on Common. There will also be a free Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of “Everylasting Light” presented by the Christian Community Choir, directed by Mrs. Linda Cross. Eleven church choirs are represented at this performance. Collation follows at 8 p.m. This programming is sponsored by the Bandstand committee, Leicester Historical Society and the Music Committee of the First Congregational Church of Leicester. N. BROOKFIELD — The North Brookfield Decorates Committee is sponsoring the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the center of town. Hayrides with Blue Starr Equiculture, from Palmer, will be offered from 4 to 5:30 p.m. leaving from the First Congregational Church parking lot. Letter writing to Santa will be held at Haston Free Public Library from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Members of the high school band will provide music. A surprise visitor and his wife

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The Red Dress Divas Holiday Spectacular 8:00 p.m. Tickets $20.00 Hyde Cultural Center Woodstock, CT

Santa’s Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Gift Bazaar 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. By Operation Graduation Oxford H.S. Cafeteria Adults: $5.00 Children 3-12: $3.00 Pictures with Santa, vendors, raffles and more!

Breakfast with the Cratchits! 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon • $5.00 per person JD Coopers Restaurant Reservations recommended 860-861-4199 7th Annual Artists Open Studio Trail 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This tour has 15 stops in central Massachusetts at which artists open their studios to the public, demonstrating their talents and displaying unique wares for view and sale. Trail maps available at local libraries, senior centers and retail stores www.artistsopenstudiotrail.com Christmas Pictures with Santa 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Children and pets welcome • $5.00 donation Sponsored by the Spencer Lion’s Club Klem’s 117 West Main St., Spencer, MA www.klemsonline.com Holiday Gala 7:00 p.m. $20.00 per person Performing Arts Center 95 Front St., Putnam, CT 860-963-7170 Brookfield Congregational Church Winter Bazaar 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 2

EAST BROOKFIELD — Boy Scout Troop 238 of East Brookfield will hold its annual pasta dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at E.B. Flatts Restaurant. Dinner will include pasta with homemade sauce, meatballs, Italian bread, tossed salad and dessert. Take-out meals are also available. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Please buy tickets in advance from any member of the troop, at the door, or call Scoutmaster Patrick Giguere at 774-232-9526. W. BROOKFIELD — During White Christmas on the Common in W. Brookfield on Dec., 2, The First Congregational Church of W. Brookfield, UCC, 36 N. Main St., will be open from noon - 6 p.m. with a wonderful schedule of events. For lunch, please stop in for a delicious hot turkey sandwich and more, visit our huge raffle tables, get a home made treat from our baked table, purchase a famous W. Brookfield afghan, bring the kids for story time at 3:30 p.m. and then remain in the sanctuary for our annual tradition, “Carols and Cocoa” from 4 – 5 p.m. Have a late afternoon snack and stay warm in our building while waiting for the tree on the common to be lit! Call the church at 508-867-7078 for more information.

MONDAY DECEMBER 3

SPENCER — The Spencer Council on Aging will be having a craft fair from noon to 2:30 p.m. every Monday afternoon through the second Monday in December. This craft fair series will be located at the senior center inside the Fish and Game Club, 155 Mechanic St., Spencer, and is to help senior citizens display and sell their crafts. This fair is open to the public of all ages. Come and see the many items and help our seniors during this holiday season.

Local Events, Arts, and Entertainment Listings 2:30 p.m. Auburn High School Auditorium Tickets $12.00 For ticket information call 508-832-7711 www.greaterauburncommunitychorus.org ONGOING Live Music Night Every third Saturday of the month Never a cover charge PACC 37 Harris St., Webster, MA For details call Mark at 508-341-6219

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

The Red Dress Divas Holiday Spectacular 8:00 p.m. • Tickets $20.00 Hyde Cultural Center Woodstock, CT

will arrive shortly before the tree lighting at 6 p.m. A Special Thank You to the North Brookfield 200th Anniversary Committee and North Brookfield Savings Bank for financing the hayride.

December 7,8,14,15,21 & 22, 7:30pm - A Christmas Carol, at Bradley Playhouse, 30 Front Street in Putnam CT Tickets $17, Seniors and students $14 Sell all and anything tables Tables available for $20.00 – Any and all items Ken Grimes Greens & Wreaths will also be available Call church office for more information 508-867-6262 The Spencer Christmas Stroll 9am to 3pm. Participating businesses and churches are St. Joseph’s Abbey, Appleblossoms, Bemis Farm, Charlie’s Diner, Cormier Jewelers, First Congregational Church, Frameworks, Mary Queen of the Rosary, Oakwood Farm Christmas Barn, Primitive Thymes, Spencer Savings Bank, United Methodist Church, Whitco and Stroll Headquarters at Spencer Cable Access. Enter your completed passport into a drawing for prizes. Following the Stroll, please join us at Spencer Cable Access for the drawing at 3:30 pm, enjoy live music and refreshments. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2

Karaoke Every Saturday 8 p.m.-12 In the Veterans Lounge Public invited American Legion Tuttle Post #279 88 Bancroft St., Auburn, MA 508-832-2701

Karaoke and Dance Party Every Thursday and Saturday view and sale. Trivia Night and DJ Karaoke Traditional Hand Bell caroling concert perEvery Tuesday 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. formance will be at 2:00 p.m. at the Hitchcock Live Country Music Free Academy, Brimfield, MA Every other Friday at 9 p.m. Trail maps available at local libraries, Sherwood’s Restaurant & Bar senior centers and retail stores 35 Rte. 171, South Woodstock, CT www.artistsopenstudiotrail.com 860-963-1230 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

Barbara Lussier The award-winning artist will be here with her paintings 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Arts & Framing 112 Main St., Putnam, CT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 “Christmas Angels” Presented by the Greater Auburn Community Chorus under the Direction of Charles J. Pietrello 7:00 p.m. Auburn High School Auditorium Tickets $12.00 For ticket informationcall 508-832-7711 www.greaterauburncommunitychorus.org

7TH Annual Artists Open Studio Trail SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This tour has 15 stops in Central “Christmas Angels” Massachusetts at which artists open their Presented by the Greater Auburn studios to the public, demonstrating Community Chorus under the their talents and displaying unique wares for Direction of Charles J. Pietrello

Trivia Night Every Wednesday 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Free to play Food and drink special Prizes Hank’s Restaurant 416 Providence Rd., Brooklyn, CT 860-774-6071 Conversations with Keith Fridays 10 a.m.-11 a.m. A live talk radio show on WARE 1250AM and downloadable on the internet anytime Sponsored by The Holistic Center West Brookfield 508-867-3409 Live Entertainment Friday Night Hexmark Tavern at Salem Cross Inn 260 West Main St., West Brookfield, MA 508-867-2345 www.salemcrossinn.com

NOVEMBER 28, 2012

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Town-to-Town

CLASSIFIEDS HOME TOWN SERVICE, BIG TIME RESULTS

TO PLACE YOUR AD CALL TOLL FREE 010 FOR SALE (1) Formal Dining Room Set Black hardwood with gold pattern 72”x24” rectangular table, includes (2) Captain and (4) straight back chairs.

Best Offer Located in Paxton Please Call: 508-892-3488

(1) Maytag LP Gas Clothes Dryer Excellent condition, will guarantee 30 days, recently overhauled.

Best Offer Call: 508-765-5190

(2) 350 Chevy Marine 400HP Race Motors With Aluminum Intake Manifolds And Holly Carburetors. Good For Either Rebuilds, Or Parts Engine

Reduced Price $800 For The Pair Call 508-259-8805

(2) Behind Cab Weather Guard Tool Boxes (1) Like new

$350 (1) In good condition

************** Solid Wood 6pc Bedroom Set $1,000

************** White Grandfather Clock $800

************** Dining Room Set $500

************** Computer Desk and Filing Cabinet $800

1-800-536-5836 17 or 17 1/2 Stubben Jumping Saddle For Sale

Angle Iron Cutter For Shelving

Needsflocking, in great condition.

$90 OBO

Needs To Sell ASAP!! $400 Call: 860-634-0392

1950’s Blond Bedroom Set Bureau, Mirror, Chest, Full & Twin Headboards. $75.00 or best offer!

Call 508-735-9493

250cc, runs great!

$900

Auto Body Stud Welder

$300

$80

************** Waterbed

New 6 1/2 HP 5/8 shaft motor in box

Call: 508-361-0839

100% Wool Multi Colored Hand Braided Rug

$125

Call: 860-230-7438

2 New Bucket Seats for Mini Van $100 OBO

$150

$700

Call: 508-885-3136 Or: 860-888-5207

(1) In Bed Tool Box

Nichols and Stone Rocking Chair

2 Pianos

In good condition

$150 Call: 413-245-6521 Or: 413-478-1469 (2)Sharp model ER320 Cash Registers paid $250ea

asking $75.00 ea or BO Solverus Credit/Debit Machine paid $650

asking $100 or BO Call: 774-745-0226 Ask for Bruce

************** •50’s/60’s TV DVD’s •Posters 30’s-60’s

$200

Green Plaid Flexsteel Easy Chair and Ottoman $350

(2)Matching Stiffel 3-Way Lamps $100

508-867-8948 11’ Aluminum Metal Brake w/legs

10’’ Contractors Table Saw 5’ table, belt driven, Unifence saw guide, correct dolly w/locks.

Stars/Movies •Hard bound classic books •Very old book Stanley’s Story Through the Wild of Africa

Best Reasonable Offer Call: 860-923-0146

BEST REASONABLE OFFER

12’ Aluminum V Hull

•Beautiful Unique

with 6HP gas engine and 36lb trolling motor included. On trailer.

Torchiere Lamp $125

Both in excellent hardly ever used!!!

$1,200 OBO

Call: 508-234-4137

Compound Bow PSE Model

**************

11 arrows with case.

AND MORE!!

111

$400 OBO

Call: 508-764-6058

14K Marquis Diamond Ring Never worn, .70 carats, 22 years old, still in jewelers box. Have appraisal

paid $3,250

Paying Top Dollar For Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, Gold Coins, Paper Money. Banks Recommend Us! We Travel To You! FREE Honest Appraisals We Operate By The Golden Rule!

L&L Coin Call Tom 508-450-1282

will sell $1,500 firm

Call: 860-774-6373

1500 Sports Cards Mostly Stars & Rookies Baseball, Football, Hockey, Basketball, And More Near Mint Cards

$45 Call: 508-864-9223 3’x6’-8” R.H. Inswing 20Min Fire Door Primed casing, aluminum sill. New in wrap

Paid-$307 Sell for-$200 508-885-5347

Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546

ARCHERY, HUNTING EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES In Excellent Condition Call 508-764-6908

Art Deco Bedroom Set- 1920’s Headboard w/footboard (full), nightstand, dresser w/mirror, matching bench seat solid, lovely condition!

$1,275 OBO Beautiful leather sofa also

1984 Honda Elite Scooter

************** Washer and Dryer

$300

4W296, HK Potter 2790 Normally Sells For $700

Both In Excellent Condition Price Includes Tuning & Move To 1st Floor Location In Worcester County.

Please Call 508-885-3705

3 Piece Double Bedroom Set $350 Kitchen Table Set with 6 chairs, solid walnut wood

$400 Call: 508-943-5324

4-Foot Steel Shelves Very Heavy Duty $50 Call: 413-245-7388

Call: 508-320-7941

BASKETBALL HOOP w/adjustable backboard. Excellent Condition

AAA Sports Cards Stars 1950’s-1970’s Great shape Near mint cards

All cards at 60% off book!! Call: 508-864-9223

For Sale

15” Color RCA Television

6 month old full electric bed $1,000

$75

Cabinet/TV Stand $30

Whirlpool gas stove $250 Whirlpool 22 cubic fridge $500

w/80mm F4 lens & super wide 43 mm F4.5 lens with optical viewfinder, Both w/polar filter. Almost new, in perfect condition $1850.00 860 923-9407

Garden Wedding?

Milk Can

$900.00 508 234-4160

Perfect strapless informal wedding dress:

Darkroom Equipment

White with lace overlay. Dress size 6-8, tea length in front, slight train in back. Would fit 5’2”-5’5” height.

Car Ramp

$75 Call: 508-765-5867

Ready Heaters

WEATHERTECH FLOOR LINERS Fits Jeep Grand Cherokee 1999-2004

$70.00 508 347-3145

BEAUTIFUL Dark Wood Dresser ******************* With attached matching mirror. 7 drawers + 2 drawer cabinet. 71Wx34Hx19D *******************

$300 CALL JEFF: 860-930-4522

Beautiful Large Vintage 50’s Bedroom Set $500 $150

508-885-3717

Brand New Pillow-top Mattress Unopened set, still in bags. Comes with warranty.

$150 Can Deliver

Call Karl: 774-823-6692

Brass Fireplace Screen and doors

Please Call Janet: 508-867-8415

BEST OFFER Call: 860-923-9781

$30

Mamiya Medium Format 711 Pro camera

Call: 860-908-7295

We have good used furniture at low prices and new mattress sets of all sizes. Twins-$99 Full-$129 Queen-$169

•Sta-Rite 20” Sand Filter •Duraglass 3/4HP Pump/Trap •EZ Adjustable Steps/Rails •Arneson Pool Vac/Leaf Cannister & Hose •Aluminum Ladder

Computer Desk

Retail $279.95 Like new! Asking $140.00 Call 508-347-5454

Call 508-234-2573

with cab. Used one season. EZ steer, electric start. Must see.

$50.00 508 347-3145

With accessories

All For Inground Pool...

FOLD-AWAY EXERCISER GLIDER/STRIDER

Once you’ve sold it, call us to remove your ad!! **Town To Town** Classifieds 508-909-4111

Model #Q8637A ,

AFFORDABLE USED FURNITURE

Pickup or Delivery!!! Call Phil: 508-752-0100 100 Grand Street Worcester, MA 01610

Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546

$100

Bricks and block of all kinds and all sizes!! Call: 508-248-7812 GE ELECTRIC STOVE Double oven/4 burners Good shape, Working area on stove Beige

21 CU. FT. REFRIGERATOR/ FREEZER Double doors/beige

SELF-STANDING JIG SAW on steel stand Call Paul at 508-756-0227

Craftsman 26” Snow Thrower

Almost everything you need!

Go-go UltraX electric chair $300 Kuper Washer $150

Beseler 23CII enlarger, timer, bottles, safelights, trays, print washer, graduates, books and more. Old but used very little, excellent condition.

Gas Log For Sale

$450 for all 508-885-5277

Mini Kota Electric Fishing Motor

Desktop Computer

36lb thrust, 5 speeds

Lenovo Windows 7. Purchased November 2011. Paid $400

Asking $250

Jotul GF200 LP Gas

$650 OBO

$125 OBO

Fitness Power Rider

have original receipt

$100 OBO

Call: 774-633-7014

Call: 508-943-2174

Diamond Ring Gents 14K Yellow & White Gold. Center Diamond 90/100 Surrounded By 6 03/100 Diamonds. All Fine Brilliance 26 Year Old Appraisal Was $5560 Will Sell For Same Now!

774-232-0407

Direct Vent Wall Furnace 35,000 BTU Model- Empire. Excellent condition. $500 OBO Call: 508-943-3449

DISHWASHER White Admiral by Maytag Under the counter Used only two years All hoses and manual included $200.00 508-943-5033

Double Cemetery Lot In All Faith Swedish Cemetery, Worcester, MA. Lot #119 Section I

Got a truck? Phenomenal bargains Gas range, gas clothes dryer, air hockey table, Maitlin Smith game table, piano. Boxes & boxes of good items!!

All must go!! Buy some, buy all 508-341-8292 headboard full adj. micro suede, oatmeal w/esp. wood trim $125 OBO Coffee/Espresso Maker 82-12 cups $75 OBO Honeywell Air Cleaner rm. sz. 15x20 $50 OBO Call: 508-765-0621

JET SKI 2003 Kawasaki 1100 STX D.I., only 80 hours, 3 person jetski w/trailer, tube, 2 life vests, excellent condition, super fast, great fun for the whole family. $3,200 or best offer 860-382-2386

$1,400 Call: 508-867-8350

Kitchen Table Set

ELECTRIC WOOD SPLITER

$400 OBO Call: 508-278-5064

6 ton, On wheels and legs. Runs good

Lumber

$300.00

BICYCLE CARRIER for two New

$40.00 Call 508 278-3211

For Sale Get yourself ready for snow with a Jacobsen Snow Blower $200.00 Call 508 344-4208

With 4 chairs, solid oak wood

1,000+ board feet 2’’ Pine 12’’, 16’’, 18’’ widths Dried 30+ years indoors

010 FOR SALE

Don’t Forget...

$550 Call: 508-476-1577

Air Hockey Table

Call: 508-867-7807

$56 Each

010 FOR SALE

Call: 508-344-6015

$150 For The Set All In Excellent Condition.

$175

Like new $25.00

Industrial, Commercial, Residential Wire, Pipe, Fittings, Relays, Coils, Overloads, Fuses, Breakers, Meters, Punches, Pipe-Benders. New Recessed Troffer Flourescent 3-Tube T-8 277V Fixtures Enclosed

HP PHOTOSMART PRINTER A636

Marble-Top End Tables & Coffee Table

Kenmore Washing Machine

HEALTH RIDER

Electrical Material

All are in brand new condition!!

$75 $40

16 place settings Each has 4 pieces Will sell as 16, 12 or (2) 8 settings Bought at Filene’s (Originally $30 per place setting) Selling for $12.00 per place setting Additional pieces available

www.towntotownclassifieds.com

$100.00 508 347-3145

Electric Recliner

7’ Pool Table

CHRISTMAS HOLLY DINNER SET

VISIT US ONLINE

Oak Dining Room colonial, 6 chairs (S. Bent) 90” table, 36” mirrored buffet, 56” lighted china closet.

$1,000

10 Fishing Outboards 3-25HP

$250-$500 each

Maple Dining Room Set

Call: 508-885-6657

With 2 built-in leaves, 6 chairs, seats up to 10 people, excellent condition.

W/(2) leaves and (6) chairs

$15

Steel Trunk $12 $10

Oak Table $500

Formal Sofa & (2) Reclining Chairs $1,000

Oak Entertainment Center $250 Brookfield Cash Only

$45

Call Dee: 508-867-4091

2,000 3/4 100psi Plastic Pipe

Old Trunks

$60

$45 Each

Steel Shelf

Student’s Desk & Chair

$45

$50

Call: 413-245-7388

Two End Tables

Most Beautiful

Call: 774-452-3514

Wedding Gown

Paperback Books

$45 each

Long sleeved, beaded bodice, size 4-6.

$200 Call: 508-885-6988

MOTORS 1/2HP 230/460V 1725RPM, 56 Frame. $45 OBO 5HP, 230/460V 1740RPM, 184T Frame/TEFC $125 OBO 5HP, 230/460V 3495RPM, 184T Frame/TEFC $125 OBO 4 Motor Speed Controls Hitachi J100, 400/460V Best Offer

Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546

NASCAR Die-Cast Models They’re Back! $5 And Up!

BRAND NEW SHIPMENT! Blessings Farm 50 H Foote Road Charlton 508-248-1411

New Queen PillowTop Mattress with Box Spring $150 Call: 508-410-7050

Newmac Hot Air Furnace 122,000 BTU, 4 ton air condition ready, like new, used to heat basement.

Mostly New Titles, Mostly Romance Novels. Very Reasonable Call For More Information Or Leave Message

508-764-1156

Pennsylvania House Dining Room Set Queen Anne style. 2 captain’s chairs, cherry satin finish, 6 side chairs. Table 60x44, 2 15” leafs, table padding.

$2,000 OBO Call: 508-278-7243

PHOENIX HEARTHSTOVE WOODSTOVE Excellent condition Heats up to 2,500 sq.ft. $1,800.00 or BO Call 860-559-5814

PIANO 1928 Henderson upright player piano. With 35 music rolls and bench. Rarely used needs tuning, on first floor.

$250 OBO Call: 508-892-4609

Solid Maple Head Board-Queen $75.00 OBO

Queen-size Ecru Comforter w/shams and matching pillows $40.00 Queen-size Green/Rose

$2.25 BF OBO For Lot Call: 508-735-1218

Asking $1,000 Call: 508-943-5958

Quilted Bedspread

Machinist Complete Set of Tools

Oak Pedestal Table

w/matching Toss Pillows $50.00

(2) Kennedy tool boxes 1”-6” Starrett mics, (4) interapid indicators and much more!!

Call: 586-419-1040

and 4 round-back spindle chairs. Oval with grey/blue tiled top. One Extension Excellent condition

Asking $450.00 or BO Call 508 892-1783

Assorted Queen Sheet Sets $10-$15/each 508 764-3736

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PORTABLE PODIUM $30.00

Snap On Tool Box

Trestle Table

Women’s Clothing

Model KR562

$1050.

7’ 3 1/2’ Pine Matching Benches Needs Refinishing

Air Compressor

$250

(3) Leather Jackets 2X, 1XL $50.00/each

ANTIQUE TRAIN SET $200.00

3 HP

$215.

RADIAL ARM SAW $200.00 STEEL CABINET WITH GALLEY’S $200.00

Exercise Bicycle Manual

Garment Bag, Carry-on, Duffle Bag

$25.

$60

Weight Bench

32’ Extension Ladder

w/weights

$110.00

Lazy Boy Couch Black Leather - Reclines

GLIDER CHAIR $50.00

774 364-1117

OLD END TABLE $45.00

Snapper Roto-Tiller

CALL 774 452-3514 QUARDRAFIRE 2100 FIREPLACE INSERT $250.00

2 SETS OF GOLF CLUBS

Paid $1295 Best offer

TracVac Model 385-IC/385LH Used Once.

Paid $1300 Best offer

Bear Cat Vac-N-Chip Pro & Vac Pro Models 72085, 72285, 72295. Used Twice

$20.00 each

Paid $2772 Best offer

PING PONG TABLE For Use on Pool Table

Call: 508-765-5763

$150.00 Call 508-498-5917

Solid Maple Dining Set

Quoizel Pendant Light

Table, hutch and 6 chairs.

Floral design deep red flowers with green leaves, gold chain, three light bulbs, approximate diameter 18”.

Antique Man’s Highboy Dresser

$175 Call: 413-245-9221

Rascal Scooter With Lift In excellent condition, 4 wheel deluxe model, brand new batteries, weight capacity 450 lbs.

$1,800 OBO Call: 508-476-3058

Sauder Computer Armoire Black, Good Condition. 31”W x 52”H x 19”D With Slide-Out Keyboard Tray

$100 Eastford Call: 860-377-4961 Sears Gas Trimmer with supply of lines

$100

1974 Suzuki 100CC $1,000 Assortment of cameras & photo equipment

Call: 508-885-3136

Series 1555 Med-Lift Power Recliner Low volt motor, four years old, cranberry color. Excellent condition!!

Call: 508-476-7642

Toro Riding Lawnmower Only used twice!

$800 OBO

12,000 BTU Window A/C With Heat Required 220watt

$250 OBO

Napoleon Pellet Stove Less than 1yr old w/all equipment, including (2) pallets of pellets

$2,500 OBO

$800 OBO

$800 OBO

Harden Cherry 4-Poster King Bed Frame $800 OBO

with H.P. Printer and 2 speakers

$175.00 508 867-3729

SONY TV For Sale

Troy-bilt Polar Blast Snowblower 10.5 HP, 30 inch cut, mint condition, always stored in heated garage.

$950 OBO Call: 508-341-1337

Two Kayaks For Sale 1 - 15 ft Nantucket, Gray 2 - 13 ft Old Town Castine , Red Both are ocean-going kayaks w/rudders, one seaters, enclosed waterproof compartment Three layer polylink Both used only twice. Like New

$1400/pair or $700/each or BO Call 508 259-8805

Vermont Castings Wood stove $400 Pot Belly Woodstove $300 2003 Skidoo Renegade $3,500 OBO

2000 F150 Parts Call for pricing

Evergreen Trees, Colorado Blue Spruce, Potted Trees, Silver Blue, 18”-22” tall. All 10 trees for $85 Norway Spruce 3 1/2’ 5/$99. Eastern Pine 5-7’ tall 5/$99. Excellent Privacy Border/Ornamental

265 FUEL/WOOD

281 FREE PETS

IN REMEMBRANCE Julie Ann Bainton (Knurowski)

Tandem Kayak For Sale

FIREWOOD

RESCUED CATS NEED LOVING FOREVER HOMES Female Siamese Cream and gray Neutered Male Tabby Both very gentle and playful Pictures available 508-341-0588

36 Year Senior Secretary Bay Path High School Dear Friend, Please Visit Our Guest Book And Leave A Note To Pay Your Respects www.tinyurl.com/JulieBainton

JULIE Nov. 26th, 1954 Nov. 30th, 2008 Send Your Love To:

Klein Full-length Black Wool Coat 2X $50.00

Wooden Framed Futon

Or Mail To:

PO Box 979 Charlton City, MA 01508 God Bless

FREE WOOD PALLETS

2008 Sea Ray 185 Sport

You pick up. Monday thru Friday 8am-noon. Stonebridge Press 25 Optical Drive (located behind Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center)

THANK YOU, ST. JUDE FOR ANSWERED PRAYERS. SAY THREE OUR FATHERS, THREE HAIL MARY’S AND THREE GLORY BEE’S R.B.

130 YARD SALES

1987 Honda XR200 $1,000 OBO

860-377-4225 VISION FITNESS Fitness machine Model X60005 Excellent condition, used only one month Paid $1,100.00

Asking $575.00

HONDA 250EX 4-wheeler. Barely used

$2,500.00 Call 508-560-5056

Whole-House Ventilator $25

(3) Antique Wood Windows $75 Each

*Deadlines Subject To Change Due To Holidays Call For More Info.

Small Shutters $4 Each Call: 413-245-7388

SEASONED CORDWOOD

Seasoned Firewood Cut, Split & Delivered

FIREWOOD

215 CAMPING

Membership to Stateline Camp Resort

$175.00 cord

in Killingly, CT

FIELDSTONE

Family activities, pool, playground, fishing, expires 2045.

for Sale

$800 OBO Call for details: 508-476-7382

860 933-8902

Check the resort out online at statelinecampresort.com

FOUND

CAMERA

265 FUEL/WOOD

on Flint Rd in Charlton. Contains lots of family photos

Available

Call 508 248-3232

LOST IPOD My 9-year-old daughter lost her ipod at her brother’s soccer game in Auburn on Oct. 16th. She was at the high school field and the gas station on the corner across from the Auburn Mall. It has a pink and silver glittery case

Cleaner & Greener EPA Qualified 25-Year Warranty

Call Today 508-882-0178 CrystalRockFarm.com

Dudley Flea Market Antiques, Collectibles & General Open Every Saturday-Sunday 8am-4pm

SPECIAL DEAL!! $10 daily spaces and Free Outdoor Spaces Now Through Labor Day COME Join US Something For Everyone! Behind BP Gas At Dudley/Webster Line 2 Acres, Indoors!

www.dudleyflea.com 1-800-551-7767

281 FREE PETS

(2) Male Cats Currently Homeless Due to Eviction William is solid white with one green and one blue eye. Jack is black and white.

Please call 508-865-6145

50,000 BTU Deluxe Thermostat

Call: 774-545-0330

200 GEN. BUSINESS

$800.00 or reasonable offer

ADULT SIAMESE CAT

203 SNOWMOBILES

Call: 508-892-8588

Needs Loving Home

Black/red 4K original miles, Always stored indoors Classic machine Will consider trade for riding mower $600.00 obo 508-208-6042

CARE NET of NECT Needs volunteers!!

FIREWOOD

And

2004 SKIDOO 500SS LEGEND With 2006 Karavan Tilt Trailer. Low mileage on all. Excellent condition. but reasonable offers considered

Call 508-769-3167

Abandoned & Rescued, Previously Owned. Big Blue Eyes. Loving, Affectionate & Playful Vet Checked, Spayed, and Vaccinated

Pick up only 860 382-2386 860 576-5462

2003 SKIDOO 600 GRAND TOURING

Asking $12K

FIREWOOD $130.00/Cord green wood

508-341-0588

$130.00/Cord green wood

Looking for a wonderful loving home...

Pick up only 860 382-2386

2 year Old Pitbull with papers

Firewood

Female named “Calle” blue nose. Not spayed. Great for single pet environment.

Green $135 128 cubic feet.

(774)696-7879

www.secondchanceanimals.org

Toy Size Long Haired Coat Hypo-Allergenic Breed. wonderful temperment

$800.00

Pure Bred Puppies

These two are brothers, both are fixed, they are 6-7 years old and are in desperate need of a home!!

1988 POLARIS INDY 400 SLED

Transportation and additional discounts are also available. Please Call 508-637-1333 or visit us online at

For More Information 401-397-6499

Empire Propane Gas Parlor Heater

REWARD

All surgeries performed by liscenced vets at our wellness center.

Also Small Building and Barn Removal

Central Boiler E-Classic

1400/2400 OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE

We can help at an affordable price!!!

Powder-Puff Puppy

Cut & Split, Seasoned

Cut, Split, Delivered, Green. Straight Clean Wood Time to get ready for the winter

Need Help Fixing Your Pet?

508 523-1175

WHOLESALE Balsam & Fraser Fir Wreaths 8” TO 84”

135 LOST AND FOUND

283 PETS

All hardwood Cut, split and delivered 1/2-cord: $115.00 Full cord: $200.00 25 years in business 508-341-1337

TREE LENGTH FIREWOOD

$200 per cord split and delivered in Sturbridge area 508-347-4906 508-347-9496

105 BULLETIN BOARD

in Whitinsville needs donations of used bikes to be repaired for charitable purposes Call Herb Andrews at 508-234-2970

508 867-2564

275 FLEA MARKET

(2) Grave Sites In Heritage I

CHARITY BIKE SHOP AT THE VILLAGE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

Delivery Available

SNOWPLOWING AND SEASONED FIREWOOD

Paxton, MA

please leave message if no answer

2 x 4’s, 2 x 6’s. plywood, beams. etc etc etc etc

IS 1:00 PM MONDAY FOR ALL MASS. WEEKLY PAPERS

Worcester County Memorial Park

For more information Please call: 860-779-0218

FREE Consturction Kindling Wood

CHRISTMAS TREES AND WREATHS

Low Minimums

WORCESTER COUNTY MEMORIAL PARKS

100 GENERAL

WOOD LOTS WANTED 508-769-2351

413-530-2002

Health Rider Exercise Machine $50

$2,200 Call: 508-832-5065

210 SEASONAL

Cut, Split, Delivered No delivery charge

508 832-8739

$150

Worcester County Memorial Park

$18,000 Call Mark: 781-801-4061

Great for Fund Raisers

Gently used

Asking $2,800 Call: 508-476-1621

Mercruiser 4.3L Alpha 190PHP. 50 hours, pearl and black, many features. Outstanding condition with trailer.

Green - $140 or Seasoned - $200

DEADLINE FOR YARD SALE SUBMISSIONS

Short Left-Handed Men’s Golf Clubs

Garden of Heritage (1) Grave #121D plot 2

(open style) with 88HP Evinrude SPL outboard. Includes trailer. Easily seats 8. Used in fresh water for water skiing.

$5,000 Call: 508-234-5676

$200

Two grave plots: Valor I {#291 unit A, graves 1 and 2} Current value $8200.00 Offered: $5,850.00 508-499-7957 [email protected]

Little used, sell for $600 Call: 860-974-1993

107 MISC. FREE

In excellent condition!

Natural Cherry 8-Drawer Dresser $50

Was $1,100

1995 Glastron 17ft Fiberglass Boat

110 NOVENAS Lopi, Yankee Working Well maintained Baywindow front Comes w/premium accessories, 4” vent pipe, and approx. half pallet of pellets $2,000.00 Call Jim after 6:15 p.m. 508-867-7976

Good design, and good condition.

205 BOATS

888-974-1977 (FAX)

Call: 508-478-7577

STAR 3-WHEEL MOBILITY SCOOTER

Trees for Sale

Red/Black Boil Wool Jacket 2X $20.00

WOOD PELLET STOVE

10.5 HP, 30 inch cut, mint condition, always stored in heated garage.

204 WATER EQUIPMENT

all size 7 1/2

Troy-bilt Polar Blast Snowblower

1995 Skidoo Formula SLS $500 OBO

Made of Texture 1-11 8x8 $725 8x10 $900 8x12 $975 8x16 $1275 Delivered And Built On-Site Other Sizes Available Call 413-324-1117

4 pairs,

$10/pair

Call 508 764-3736

$125.00 Call 860-774-4050

TOOL SHEDS

Black Dress Shoes

$950 OBO Call: 508-341-1337

Skidoo Blizzard $1,000 OBO

Call 508-278-5762 Evenings

508-461-7224

Call: 508-347-7052

50” Wide Screen Projection In very good condition

Disassembles for easy portability New battery w/charger $500 or BO Call 508-347-7492

Lands End Zero Degree Boots $20.00

$150

Call: 508-207-0966

SOLID OAK ROLL- TOP COMPUTER DESK

Columbia Hiking Boots $25.00

250lb Capacity

$200.00

IR5003, Used Twice

BENCH TOP W/ 3 FILING CABINETS $125.00

London Fog Luggage

105 BULLETIN BOARD

Call: 774-318-8439

Over thirty breeds available. Health checked/guaranteed. State licensed. www.laughlinkennel.com

Laughlin Kennel Call 508-987-7161

284 LOST & FOUND PETS

Did you find your pet? Or find a home for one?

LET US KNOW!!! Please call us so that we can take your ad out of the paper...

Town-To-Town Classifieds 508-909-4111 Found 1/8 On Worcester St In Southbridge... All black male cat Green eyes, very lovable, not fixed, definitely a house cat.

Call: 774-287-5043

HELP Ruby has been missing since June 12th. She was 6 mos. old then and 65 lbs. She is now 9 mos old. She’s a boxer/terrier mix. Spayed and current on all vaccines. Graduated puppy101. She’s fawn and white. Beautiful girl. Ran away from new owner in Southbridge. If you have her, have seen her or know who does have her... please, please, please call 860-634-7593. We are very worried. Thank you!

LOST CAT Black and white (tuxedo style) male cat Long hair Lost in Sturbridge, MA Wedgewood Rd. (near Fiske Hill Rd.) Butt and tail partly shaved due to recent injury We are heartbroken

Reward Call 508-347-8027

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Furniture – Autos Appliances – Boats Campers - Motor Homes Sell Your Items!

30 Words Or Less All 7 MA Papers

(Plus Our Website)

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1 week $53 ................❑ 2 weeks $79 ............ ❑ 4 weeks $111........... ❑

30 Words Or Less All 11 MA/CT Papers Until Sold!* $46............❑ (Up To 1 Year Maximum) * Bargain Box rate does not apply to Pets, Businesses, Real Estate Or Rentals Of Any Kind

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You Can Include A Check For Your Ad, Or We Will Be Happy To Bill You Later!

Mail to: Town-to-Town Classifieds P.O. Box 90 Southbridge, MA • 01550

Fax to: 508-909-4053 Email to: [email protected]

For More Information, Or For Other Rates, Call Our Friendly Staff At 1-800-536-5836

NOVEMBER 28, 2012

284 LOST & FOUND PETS

285 PET CARE

LOST CAT Cross Street area in Southbridge Missing since Saturday, November 3 Male Tiger Cat with striped tail answers to Cuddles and has an odd sounding meow and prefers to be outside Please call if you have taken him in or know his location 413-505-9747

Lost Cat Missing from Hillview Lane Whitinsville on 8/24/12

“Mollie” Is a longhaired tabby black & brown in color. She has 4 white paws and a white bib. She weighs 12lbs and is 2 years old, she is microchipped #985121006650768

Call: 508-266-0929

MISSING CAT Last seen 5/19/12 Goulding Drive area of Auburn.

Same Owners Tom & Camila

New Stuff! Reconnective Healing Animal Massage Animal Communication

As Always! Reiki/Feng Shui Natural Foods Flower Essences Alpha Wave Music

Boarding Indoor/Outdoor Runs Skylights Heated/Air Conditioned

Day Care Supervised Groups Daily/Weekly Rates Large Play Yards

Training Basic - Advanced Group Or Private New - Open Enrollment

Grooming Baths To Full Grooms

Certifications! “Finney” 2 year old male Abyssinian. Beige (fawn) colored. He’s very shy and has never been outdoors!!

PCSA Levels I & II CPR Certified Reiki Master Lighterian Reiki VII Reconnective Healing II ICNDF Certified Trainer

Finney is Microchipped

Experienced, Caring Staff Individualized Care Attention To Detail

Reward If Found $300

PLEASE Email: [email protected]

508-987-0077 205 Federal Hill Road Oxford, MA

starwoodpetresort.com

285 PET CARE

FAN-C-PET Mobile Grooming Salon Vicki Kelley

Professional Groomer 20 Years Exp.

“We Go Right toYour Door”

286 LIVESTOCK

Bag Shavings $4.75 each 3.2 cubic feet kiln dried, small to medium flakes, plastic bags

Rock Valley Farm W. Brookfield 508 867-2508

508-987-2419

HAY Large bales First cutting $5.00 Second cutting $5.50 Mulch $3.00 Spencer 508-826-3312

Going... Going... Gone to the Dogs Training and behavior management in your home. Positive methods used. Certified Pet Dog trainer and member APDT

Call Renelle at 508-892-1850 email: [email protected]

J&L Pet Sitting Service Professional at Home Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Member of National Association of Professional Pet Sitters Established 1996 Certified • Bonded • Insured

508-347-3826

298 WANTED TO BUY $ aaa

ROUTE 169 ANTIQUES 884 Worcester St. Southbridge MA

For Unusual Bicycles 1870’s-1970’s Hi-Wheel Balloon Tire Stingray Choppers Schwin Columbia Shelby Colson Raleigh Etc. I Pay More For Bikes For My Museum!

Antiques And Collectibles Single Items Or Entire Estates We Buy It All And Also Do On-Site Estate Sales And Estate Auctions

CALL MIKE ANYTIME

508-765-9512 $ BUY & SELL $

Qualified with over 30 years experience & a following of many satisfied customers. We also sell a nice selection of fine jewelry, antiques & collectibles. Bring in your items & see what they’re worth. You won’t leave disappointed. Honesty and fairness are our best policies!

Lee’s Coins & Jewelry 239 West Main Street East Brookfield (Route 9 - Panda Garden Plaza) 508-637-1236 508-341-6355 (cell)

$$$ Make Money Selling Your Unwanted Stuff!!! Quality Dealers Wanted Best Deal Around. Clean, Indoor Flea Market Every Sat-Sun, 8am-4pm Route 12 Dudley (Behind BP)

www.dudleyflea.com

1-800-551-7767 See You There!

298 WANTED TO BUY

298 WANTED TO BUY

FIREARMS WANTED: Collector looking WWII US Firearms M1 Garands, M1 Carbines, .45 Pistols, 1911/1911 A1’s TOP PRICES PAID Have all necessary federal licenses

Call Wally At 508-234-5860

All Conditions Considered

1-800-336-2453 (BIKE)

CASH PAID for diabetic test strips Up to $15 per 100 ct box depending on type condition and expiration date Will pick up and pay cash

978-503-2908 anytime

WANTED Mopeds and Scooters Any Condition

Call Travis 774 242-9227

Wanted To Buy By Collector Old comic books-1940’s and up, old baseball and sports cards, Beatles memorabilia-1960’s and up, old toys, old advertisement signs; soda, food etc.

Call: 860-779-2469

WANTED VERY USED Kitchen Cabinets The older the better. We are a kitchen refacing company and we use these cabinets at home shows for “BEFORE & AFTER” Call between 9 & 5 M-F or leave message KITCHEN OPTIONS of NEW ENGLAND 508-987-3384 or 860-749-6998 www.mykitchenoptions.com

WAR RELICS &

WAR SOUVENIRS WANTED WWII & EARLIER CA$H WAITING! Helmets, Swords, Daggers, Bayonets, Medals, Badges, Flags, Uniforms, etc.

310 GENERAL HELP WANTED Sturbridge Service Center

Drivers Wanted Looking for full time light duty drivers for our Sturbridge location. Position has nights and weekends required. All applicants must pass a DOT physical and drug test. Apply in person at:

241 Main Street Sturbridge, Ma Please bring a drivers license and current driving record at time of application.

VAN DRIVERS Transporting special education students to and from school (a.m. and p.m. school hours) 5 days/week 7D license required Please submit letter of interest, resume, copy of license and three letters of recommendation to: Julian E MacDonnell, Jr. Exec. Dir. SWCEC PO Box 517 Southbridge, MA 01550

311 PART-TIME HELP WANTED

Driver Wanted Retired person needed to drive handicapped person for grocery shopping and errands in the Southbridge/Sturbridge/ Charlton area

Call David 1-508-688-0847 I’ll Come To YOU!

300 HELP WANTED

310 GENERAL HELP WANTED

Busy Home Health Care Agency needs certified and experienced Home Health Aides. Early morning, late evening and weekend hours a must! Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and dependability required!

Please contact Home Staff, LLC (508) 755-4600 ext 562

Marketing Asst/ Coordinator needed in a small, growing company. Must know social marketing, as well as have marketing experience Must possess great communication skills and knowledge of Photoshop

www.datavault.com for more details

Mechanical Installers needed to temporarily assist with

the installation of a conveyor system. . Job is located in Killingly, CT and lasts apprx 3 months.

Competitive pay! Call Intelligrated NOW! 877-297-2170 EOE

NOW HIRING Smiling Faces for Sturbridge & Southbridge McDonalds

www.mcstate.com for more information and to apply

402 GENERAL SERVICES

Call The Junk Man Snow Plowing Trees Cut Brush/Limbs Removed WE NOW TAKE YOUR AUTOS FOR CASH! Removal of Metal, Appliances, Furniture, TV’s. Construction Materials. Cellars/Attics Cleaned. Small Building Demolition, Tires. Leaves Removed. Residential Moves. Furnaces Removed

REPORTER WANTED Do you have a nose for news? Are you a writer at heart? Do you love to capture the moment you’re in with a photograph? Do you have an interest in the goings on in Northeast Connecticut, and want to get involved in your town? Villager Newspapers, your best source for weekly local news, is looking for a hard-working, flexible freelance reporter to cover Northeast Connecticut. Job will include writing ten stories per week, photography, information gathering and networking — you will be the face of the town you cover! Candidates must be able to work nights and weekends. Experience in newspapers and with AP style is desired. Residence in Northeast Connecticut is preferred, but not required. Stonebridge Press is an equal opportunity employer. So what are waiting for? Send your résumé to Editor Adam Minor at [email protected], or mail to Villager Newspapers, ATTN: Editor, P.O. Box 90, Southbridge, MA 01550

Weekends also! Central Mass and Connecticut

Dave 508-867-2564 413-262-5082 508-347-7804

FREE Metal Pickup

448 FURNITURE chairs, loveseat, couch Living Room 3-piece sectional, brick color $1200.00 Must be Seen available for showing 10/30, 10/31, 11/2, 11/3 508 278-7659

454 HOME IMPROVEMENT

A/C, Refrigerators, Washers, Small Trailers, Batteries.

B & B Builders

WE PAY YOU

is Back in Business

$100.00 a month, plus gas Call Jim 508 434-0606

Top Dollar For Your

320 MEDICAL/DENTAL

AUTOS TRUCKS Or TRACTORS

HHA’s, PCA’s and CNA’s

508-867-2564 508-347-7804 508-581-0902

413 245-7943

433 CLEANING

JIM’S ROOFING & HOME IMPROVEMENTS

needed for Sturbridge, Spencer, Southbridge, Brookfields and Warren areas Save gas, work in your own neighborhood, flexible hours, paid travel Contact Denise at PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES 413-289-9018

Over 30 Years Experience.

Looking To Purchase

ALL GOLD & SILVER ITEMS Specializing in NUMISMATIC COINS, gold & silver of any form!

Town-to-Town own-to-Town Classifieds 1-800-536-5836 508-765-6940

298 WANTED TO BUY $$$-CASH PAID-$$$

325 PROFESSIONAL

COLLISION TECHNICIAN w/7+ years of experience needed. Must have knowledge of frame and unibody straightening Excellent working conditions Apply in person to Steve or Mike

Steve’s Collision Rt 20 Sturbridge 508 347-9116

Trailer Truck Drivers Wanted Class A CDL With Hazmat Also Large-Truck Mechanic (Part-time)

Both Based In North Brookfield. Please Call 508-867-3235 400 SERVICES

402 GENERAL SERVICES

All Cleanouts Cleanups Haul-Away Basements Attics Apartments Garages Yards Rental Property Estate Cleanouts Small Building Demolition

Better Than A Dumpster We Do It!

FREE Estimates!

774-329-3386 774-230-8586

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* TLC Home * Cleaning We Use & Supply Organic Cleaners To Ensure Your Family’s Safety. Gift Certificates For Baby Showers, Anniversaries, And More! A Perfect Gift! Office/Homes Spring/Fall Cleaning Weekly/Bi-Weekly/ Monthly Cleaning Flexible Hours/Days Registered/Insured/ Bonded

CALL TODAY FOR A GREENER TOMORROW ASK FOR TAMMIE AT 508-347-3275

442 LICENSED DAY CARE

*************** The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services requires that all ads placed in the newspaper for child care (daycare) in your home include your license number.

Appleseed Montessori School/ Kindergarten is now accepting applications for January, 2013 classes. For More Information Call Shelley Fullam, Director 508 867-6434

448 FURNITURE

FURNITURE Bedroom 1 Solid Brass Bed w/2 white laminate bureaus/matching mirrors

$1000.00 Bedroom 2 Oak Armoire, Bureau/matching mirror, cylinder waterbed, w/matching headboard

$1000.00 Dining Room Custom-Made Racetrack Glass Top Table 6 chairs, buffet $1200.00

Living Room Drexel beige leather, 2

We do Roofing, Siding, Major Additions, and New House Construction

Fully Licensed and Insured

Offering complete roofing services, repairs, new roofs, re-roofs, gutter cleaning, chimney repairs & rebuilds Replacement doors, windows, and siding

FULLY INSURED OWNER OPERATED 508 765-6040

PAINTING Interior/ Exterior Power Washing Carpentry

402 GENERAL SERVICES

ARMY OF 1 Water Filtration Do you have bad water such as staining, odors, hardness, iron, low PH, manganese, arsenic, radon or sediment

ARMY OF 1 will treat all water problems!! • New Installations • Servicing all equipment • Service plans are available • Well tank and pump service James Morse North Brookfield, MA Cell: 774-200-0225 email: [email protected] 457 LAWN/GARDEN

FALL GUTTER & LAWN CLEAN-UP Brush Removal, Leaf Removal, or any other fall related duties. Fertilizing and liming

Meadow Mountain Lawn Services 508 867-2564 508 581-0902

• FREE ESTIMATES • • FULLY Insured • • Reasonable Rates •

500 REAL ESTATE

Rich O’Brien Painting

501 REAL ESTATE WANTED

508-248-7314

Over 25 Years in Business!! Like us on Facebook Now Scheduling Interiors Make Your Home Beautiful for the Holidays ******************

Joe Simpson (508)765-1155 Fully Insured Free Estimates Thank you for your business

457 LAWN/GARDEN

Black Diamond Lawn Care Professional Work At Prices Beating The Competition!

Cleanups Mowing Plowing Mulching Hedge Trimming Patios Etc.

Seth Goudreau 774-402-4694 www.blkdiamondlandscaping.com

FREE Estimates Fully Insured Experienced & Ambitious!

Apartment for Rent Southbridge Large clean 3 bedroom eat-in kitchen w/pantry, fridge & stove, w/d hookup, ceiling fans, porch w/clothes line, off street parking, fenced yard NO Pets NO Smokers

$850.00/mo First/Last/$500 Security Deposit $25.00 application fee required Available Dec 1

Apt Manager/ HandyPerson

SIMPSON PAINTING Interior & Exterior

505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

508 765-8730

28 Years Of Experience

******************

402 GENERAL SERVICES

************** EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY ************** All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to The Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status (number of children and or pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, or any intention to make an such preference, limitation or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertising in this newspaper are available on and equal opportunity basis. To complain about discrimination call The Department of Housing and Urban Development “HUD” toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. For the N.E. area, call HUD ad 617-565-5308,. The toll free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275

505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

North Brookfield 3 bedroom apartment first floor

$850/Month Please Call: 508-868-7184

Part-Time Needed for 6 family in Webster Must be self-motivated Duties include mowing snowblowing, painting cleaning, etc in exchange for reduced rent on 2 bedroom w/office

References Call 508 943-8864

CHARLTON 2 bedroom $175/week

DUDLEY 2 bedroom $165/week

SOUTHBRIDGE 2 bedroom $195/week includes utilities

SOUTHBRIDGE 3 bedroom $800/month All are newly remodeled, carpeted, stove & refrigerator included. Section 8 Approved. No Pets Allowed Security Deposit & References Required

Call 774-289-1714

Southbridge Large Renovated Four Bedroom Apartment. New Kitchen & Bath. Section 8 Welcome Washer/Dryer Hookups. Small Pet OK $925/Month First & Last Call 781-492-7707

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505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

DOUGLAS 6 room apartment 3 bedrooms, 3rd floor, washer/dryer hook-ups off-street parking Available Dec 1

505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

River Mill Village Thompson, CT

$900/month First & Security 508 476-2699

Affordable 3 BR Townhouse

DOUGLAS

W/D Hook-ups & On-Site Laundry Ample Parking Spacious Floor Plans Near-by Park & Library Close to I395, RT12

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Available Prices start at $845/month. Includes heat, hot water, A/C, pool, fitness center & children’s program. Off street parking. Call (508)476-3777

East Brookfield Apartment 3 bedrooms. 2nd floor Gas Heat, Large Rooms Washer/Dryer hook-ups off-street parking, large yard

$825/month First & Last 508 867-2564

NORTH BROOKFIELD 27 Grove Street 3 rooms, 1st floor $550.00 28 Spring Street 3 large rooms 2nd floor $600.00 both newly renovated Washer/dryer hook-up Off-street parking No pets References and security deposit required 508-867-7404

North Brookfield 2 bedroom apartment. Heat/hot water included. Hardwood floors, stove, refrigerator, trash pickup, elevator, secure entry, on-site laundry, A/C, parking. Non-smoking, no pets.

$875/Month 508-867-4277 Duncan Block Apartments

Southbridge Apartment For Rent Central Street 2-bedroom, 4-room apartment, third floor. Includes electricity, gas heat, hot water, one off-street parking space.

$785/Month Available Now First and last required Call Nick: 508-380-8922

Must Income Qualify Voucher Holders Welcome

Call Today (860)923-3919

November 28, 2012

505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Southbridge

SOUTHBRIDGE

WEBSTER

1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments

Large 2-bedroom apartment. 1st floor, newly renovated and deleaded. Washer/dryer hook-ups, Enclosed porch. Great neighborhood. $750/month plus utilities First/last/security deposit and credit checks No pets 508-347-7433

1 Bedroom-Hardwoods, washer/dryer hookups, refrigerator/stove. 2 Bedroom-Fireplaced living room wall-to-wall carpeting, very plush with all the amenities of home. Both Apartments Include: Off-street parking, Heat/hot water

Call: 774-230-0680

Southbridge

Southbridge

New 2 bedroom apartment. Off-street parking. No Pets.

2 Bedroom Apartment 4 rooms Newly renovated Upgraded kitchen and bath Washer/dryer hookup New carpeting.

[email protected] winnco.com

$700/Month Plus

Southbridge

Call: 508-769-2500

3/4 bedroom third floor $950/Month

Southbridge

Income Verification Required

Call: 508-320-2175

2 bedroom basement apartment. Laundromat on premises, clean, new cabinets, refrigerator & stove included, wall-to-wall carpet, off-street parking, near shopping.

SOUTHBRIDGE

$775/Month

Has been remodeled and Section 8 is welcomed

References

961 Main Street 4 bedroom townhouse $950/Month

16 Ballard Court 3 bedroom $850/Month

186 Hamilton Street 2 bedroom $775/Month with heat and hot water

94 East Main Street

Text or Call: 508-335-8878

SOUTHBRIDGE 3-bedroom apartment 2nd floor Newly renovated Nice area Off-street parking No pets/No smoking 1st/last/security 774-230-2092

Apartment for Rent

Service Pets Only W/D Hookups, Stove/Refrigerator. First/Last/Security, References. $20 Application Fee

First Floor 6-Room, 3 Bedrooms Newly Renovated, Hardwood Floors I Washer/Dryer Hookups, Gas Heat, Porch, Yard, Quiet Street No pets

508-765-5542

Spencer Attractive One orTwoBedroom Apartment, Appliances, W/D Hookup Available Modern, Bright, Quiet Country Setting. Directly Off Route 9. Visit Our Website www.spencercondos.com

$850/Month 617-281-0831

SPENCER 2-bedroom townhouse All electric Appliances, washer/dryer hookups no pets 1 year lease $500 security/first and last $625/month Call 508-886-4312

Appliances, 6 family building laundry in basement, off street parking, No Pets, First, Last & Security.

508-864-6285

WEBSTER Prospect Estates

2 Bedroom: $775/Month First & Security Call: 508-765-5852

1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. Now Available: Historical Buildings

Southbridge

Must Income Qualify SECTION 8 CERTIFICATES WELCOME

Spacious 3 bedroom apartment. Antique hardwood floors washer/dryer hookup Beautiful apartment

Call (508)943-9567

$850

510 COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS

No Pets

EHO

Call: 774-258-0147

For Lease or Sale 4000 sq ft

Southbridge

New Framed Building Mega parking, zoned industrial, unpartitioned, Can build to suite

Very Attractive One Bedroom Apartment. Centrally Located, Hardwood Floors, Modern Kitchen/Bath. Completely Furnished With Appliances & Furniture. Central Air & Parking. Safe & Quiet Building. $150/Week Utilities, Very Low, But Separate. ($500 Security)

508-248-6687

Southbridge

2 bedroom, 3rd floor $650/month no utilities

1 Bedroom 3rd floor Apartment $525/month

Webster NORTH VILLAGE

Worcester St Southbridge $190,000 508 769-5988

Industrial Bay 1325 sq ft 14’ ground level door (1) exterior loading dock, (1) interior loading dock gas heat (not included)

Worcester St Southbridge

2 Bedroom Units Starting At $783!!

in existing industrial complex

3 bedroom Units Starting at $865!!

$500/month 508 769-5988

Heat And Hot Water Is Included. Must Income Qualify.

Please Call (508)987-1595 EHO

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT Colonial Heights Plaza, West Brookfield 500 sq ft $400.00 per month plus first and last month Call 508 867-7555

510 COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS

Office or Retail Space Available In the Center of North Brookfield For more information

Call Nellie: 508-347-2774 leave a message

Second Floor Office Space Single Suite Private Bathroom w/shower, Heat, AC, Electric included. Worcester St Southbridge in existing industrial complex

$500/month 508 769-5988 Option for 1325 sq ft industrial bay same location

Southbridge PROFESSIONAL SPACE For Rent

525 HOUSES FOR RENT

550 MOBILE HOMES

CHARLTON Nugget Drive

Park Model Mobile Home For Sale By Owner Fully Furnished, New Porch Addition, Also Nice Shed & Great Place For A Garden. On Beautiful Lot Near Swimming Pool. Located At Highview Campground In West Brookfield. Begin Camping 4/15-10/15

3-4 bedroom house with deck and view of pond Refrigerator, dishwasher, hardwood floor in livingroom, newly painted $1,300/month Service Pets Only First/Last/Security References $20 Application Fee 508-765-5542

Asking $28,000 508-867-8736

RENT TO OWN

Sturbridge

4BD/1BA updated ranch w/bonus room in quiet cul-de-sac Let your good work history take the place of your not so good credit. Call for details 508-826-6580

WOODSTOCK, CT 3-bedroom house for rent on Lake Bunggee. Year-round access to boating, fishing, swimming $1400.00 Call 860-234-6939

Small 55+ park, only 12 units: Recently renovated mobile home. New windows, paint plumbing, insulation, slider door. Walking distance to everything. Near Old Sturbridge Village.

Priced for quick sale!! $19,700 Monthly Fee $220

617-799-1379

546 CEMETERY LOTS

575 VACATION RENTALS

Double Burial Plot

Fort Meyers Beach

Includes bronze marker in Hillsboro memorial Gardens Brandon, Florida 33511

1 bedroom cottage, fully equipped, across street from beautiful beach. Clean, quiet, close to all attractions.

98 Hamilton Street (Left Hand Side)

$3,800

Formerly Dave’s Styling/Hairdresser First Floor, Good Visibility! Parking 900 Sq. Ft./210 Sq. Ft.

Call: 774-289-3622

$4,400 Jan. & Feb. 2 month rental

Worcester County Memorial Park

Off season rates from $350 weekly

508-320-9075

Paxton, MA One lot with 2 grave sites $2,500.00 or best offer Call Tom at 978-790-8226

239-463-3369 727-204-4457

Twin Office Suite First Floor for Rent private bathroom , AC, Electric included

550 MOBILE HOMES

Time Share For Rent

ENJOY YOUR OWN MOBILE HOME

Ashland Ave Southbridge in existing industrial complex

2 bedrooms 55 and older park in West Brookfield Privacy, safety $700/month 508-867-7972

$600/month 508 769-5988

For sale by motivated owner:

Marriott Beach Place Towers Fort Lauderdale, FL Available January 12 - 19 Across the street from the ocean 2 bedroom/2 bath unit

Sturbridge, MA 525 HOUSES FOR RENT

BRIMFIELD Sunny 3BR, 1.5BA Cape Hardwood floors, washer & dryer, 2-car garage, updated windows & roof, private yard, near lake $1100/mo.

Amy J. Gerrish RE/MAX Prof. Assoc. 413-575-2915

5 Room updated fully applianced clean, mobile home. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, large kitchen and living room. 4 season sun porch, lots of storage, central air, 2 large electrified sheds (1 insulated) Nice private yard with patio screen house, mature plantings plus more!

DRASTICALLY REDUCED!!

$1300.00 508 885-3868

WELLS, MAINE Village By the Sea 2 bedroom/2 bath condo. Pool complex, with jacuzzi, exercise room, outdoor pool, in-unit laundry, A/C, cable.

plus park share

Call for more details: 860-315-7122

Summer Rentals $875 Weekly CALL FOR DAILY RATE (508)429-7568

2013 BMW M5 an Amazing Luxury Sports Sedan But Not a Fan of Icy Slush Auto Review By Keith Griffin Let me begin this review of the 2013 BMW M5 with a cautionary tale about traction control. Don't let the name fool you. Even in a car as sophisticated as this luxury sports sedan, it provides neither traction nor control in the wrong conditions. Those wrong conditions would be the early November Nor'easter that struck us fairly hard in Southern New England in terms of an icy mixture of precipitation. I needed to put gas in the BMW M5 before leaving for a long trip so I headed out in the midst of the storm. Mind you I headed out in my suburb on well-traveled roads. I was not venturing out on the highway nor isolated back-country roads. I incorrectly assumed the roads would be properly sanded and such. After slip-sliding my way to the gas station and back, my greatest obstacle turned out to be the first nine feet of my driveway that pitches upward. I finally conquered it after shoveling it and deicing it. My big error at first was leaving traction control on and staying in first gear. Now, I couldn't have handled the icy incline regardless in a rear-wheel drive car with a dent-inducing brick wall hard to my left, but I could have more easily traversed the slush if I remembered to switch off the traction control. That's the wisdom I want to impart. Traction control is counterintuitive. If you drive a car with it – and find yourself unable to get going in slush and ice – turn it off. Traction control will reduce wheel spin, which means you're not getting traction. That then leads to the other wheel spinning – and not getting traction. The next thing you need to do, if dri-

The 2013 BMW M5 comes with a twin-turbo V8 that produces 540 horsepower and a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds.

ving a manual transmission, is put the car in second gear. It allows the car to proceed more slowly so it can, oddly enough, get traction. Some cars with automatic transmissions actually have snow settings for just this reason. Otherwise, play around a little bit with your shifter. Low might work. Again, all of this advice is for a rearwheel drive car. A front-wheel drive vehicle is not going to have the same problems. So, speaking of problems, that whole traction problem was the only concern I had with the BMW M5 (and one easily solved by getting snow tires). This is truly an über-sedan when it comes to performance. The BMW M5 has a newly developed, high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo. For the enthusiasts

among you it consists of twin scroll twin turbo technology, a cross-bank exhaust manifold, high precision injection fuel direct injection and valvetronic fully variable valve control. The engine produces 560 horsepower and 500 lb. ft. of torque – and it produces it quickly. BMW says the estimate 0-60 time is a click under 4.4 seconds. It can hit 124 miles per hour in 13 seconds. Pass a car on the highway a tad aggressively and you quickly hit numbers that could find you in court. As mentioned, my model had the sixspeed manual. I wish I could have tested the newly developed seven-speed double-clutch transmission designed to handle the high torque and high revving nature of the engine. Frankly, I never got the hang of the six-speed manual in terms of when to shift it. We

were just out of sync when I tried aggressive starts. While power is up from the 2010 BMW M5 (the last generation model), the German automaker has managed to squeeze more fuel efficiency relatively speaking out of the new model. It gets 15-mpg city and 22-mpg highway for a combined 17-mpg. That's fairly ridiculous for this amount of power. Of course, my real-world mileage was nowhere near that thanks to the aforementioned gobs of available power and trying to unstick myself from sticky situations. My combined, though, was closer to the city number of 15 mpg. The M5 comes with dynamic damper control in three settings: comfort, sport, and sport plus. Leave it in comfort and Turn To AUTO, page 5

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700 AUTOMOTIVE

705 AUTO ACCESSORIES 1983 Ford 351 Windsor Rebuilt trans and transfer case $350

720 CLASSICS

725 AUTOMOBILES

732 SPORTS UTILITY

1986 Camaro Z28

2001 CHEVY BLAZER

2004 Land Rover Freelander

305 V8, 700R4 overdrive transmission w/shift kit. 83K miles, recent paint, new tires, newer brakes, T-tops. Runs well, needs TLC, good driver.

$3,850

1952 Chevy Power Train $350

Call Dan: 860-208-9707

1987 GMC Parts Nice chrome front bumper, heater core, misc.

BEAUTIFUL 1993 RED SEDAN DEVILLE CADILLAC

Chevy 283 & 327 crankshafts Call: 508-892-8481

LEER FIBERGLASS TONNEAU COVER 700 series New ‘08. Used one season. Fits Ford SD 1999-2007 shortbed

$300 OBO Call: 508-278-0810

61,000 original miles Excellent condition 1 owner Always garaged, V8, Front wheel drive, 4-door A must see! Paid $28,200 new $8,500 firm Call 508-234-9955

725 AUTOMOBILES

1991 Mercury Colony Park Station Wagon

720 CLASSICS

Burgundy leather interior, burgundy faux wood exterior. 75,000 original miles, great condition, needs new battery.

1963 Ford Fairlane 500

$2,200 Call: 508-478-8538

Rebuilt 260 V8, new automatic transmission, floors and interior. New dual exhaust, paint and chrome good.

$8,400 OBO Will consider trades and cash

Call Chuck: 508-248-5928

1966 Dodge Dart 2 door sedan, automatic 6, third owner, 92,000 miles, well maintained, solid excellent paint. Fun cruiser

$6,900 OBO Call: 860-774-1891 before 9pm

1976 MGB Roadster Convertible

1997 MERCURY SABLE 4 door, tan 132,000 miles 300V6 Runs excellent 4 new tires, battery $1,200 or best offer Call 508-713-3066 or 508-779-0194

1999 Volvo V70 Wagon Turbo, Auto, Leather Runs, Check Engine Light On. Needs Electrical Work To Pass Emissions. Good Engine, Drive Train & Body Parts.

$1,200 Call: 860-974-1801

Exterior bodywork newly redone, 85,000 miles, comes with cover.

$5,000 OBO Call: 508-414-7574

1978 Firebird Formula V8, 4-speed, too many new parts to list! Nice cruising car, includes custom fit car cover, color black.

$8,500 OBO Call: 508-278-6219 After 5pm

2000 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 95,000 miles Many updates, new tires, new alt, new battery Good condition $3,200 Call 508-949-2270

2000 DODGE NEON 4 doors, automatic, cassette player, tan 113k miles In great shape and just inspected $2,600 Call 617-448-6889

White with black interior 4 wheel drive 90,353 miles $4500 or BO One owner Call 774-551-6245

2004 BMW Z4 Black with red interior, 2.5L engine, 21,000 miles

$16,500 508-282-2884

2004 Pontiac GTO Torrid red with black leather interior, 5.7L LS1 V8, automatic transmission, 73,000 miles.

Asking $10,900 Call: 508-949-1816

2005 Ford Crown Victoria XL Sport Excellent condition, leather power seats, moon roof, multi-CD player, digital display. Fully loaded: detailed. service records, available.

$7,495 Call: 508-478-7577 2008 Nissan Versa Hatchback Silver, 4 door, 74,000 miles. In excellent condition, one owner!

$7,995 Call: 774-217-8057 or email: [email protected]

2009 Chevy Colorado 4x4LT Black w/grey interior, 77,000 miles, well maintained, bed cover & factory liner. Selling truck w/Fisher Homesteader plow in perfect condition.

Truck&Plow $18,750 Truck w/out plow $16,800 Call:508-987-3975

Classic 1984- 500 SEL Mercedes Benz 4 door sedan, 134,000 miles, very good condition.

Best Offer

78K miles. Extremely well maintained, clean Carfax. Sport leather interior, faux wood grain console, AWD, tow hitch, cargo area with privacy canopy.

$11,400 Call 508-846-0986

WOMAN’S 21 SPD, 26” BIKE Excellent condition Asking $225 (negotiable) Call 860-779-9097

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1977 Harley FXE Many upgrades and extras 3.5” Open Primary, Wide Glide, Arlen Ness chrome swing arm, 180 rear tire, etc, etc

$5,000 OBO Call: 860-974-9811

1994 Honda 300EX Quad 5 speed with reverse. New tires, in great condition. Must see to appreciate.

745 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

2005 Harley Davidson

1997 35’ Holiday Vacationer

Fat Boy Anniversary Edition 10,250 miles, a lot of chrome, drag bars, Super G carb

$13,500 OBO Call: 508-340-7950

2005 Honda VTX 1300 6,600 miles, new battery, harley saddle bag, turn key and go!

$3,500 Call Joe at: 860-315-7181

MID SEASON DEAL

2006 Suzuki Boulevard

$7,000 OBO

2008 Yamaha FZ6-

$5,500 Must See!

600CC, Royal Blue, VERY LOW MILES, Very Clean, Slider Guards.

Call: 774-329-9160

$5,200 OBO or email: [email protected]

2007-2009 Yamaha VStar 1300 Stock Seat $200 Call: 774-230-7158

MOTORCYCLE 2004 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic Excellent condition, must be seen to be appreciated. Like new, well kept

Asking $5,000 Call: 508-347-5179 or 774-230-5924

1998 30’ Cavalier Gulf Stream Trailer With screen room, seasonal use at campgrounds.

$5,500 will negotiate Call: 860-923-2445

1998 Dutchman Hardtop Pop-Up Camper Model 1002XS, King & Queen Beds, sleeps 8, front storage compartment, canopy, many extras.

$2,695 OBO Call: 860-935-5228

2002 Flagstaff 25ft Ultra Light Camper LIKE NEW! Dual axle, sleeps 6, double doors, heated queen bed, microwave, bathtub, air conditioning/heat, awning and more.

[email protected] for picture Call: 413-245-9036

2002 White Chevy Van Express 2500 Best Offer Call: 774-482-0408

$30,000

765 HEAVY EQUIPMENT

Call 860-774-6128

760 VANS/TRUCKS

$3,500 OBRO Call Neal: 508-612-5658 or: 508-488-0566

Michigan Backhoe Payloader Diesel, Runs Good $9997 Chevy Box Truck UPS-Style $3500 John Deere Skidloader Needs Motor Work Let’s Talk, Make An Offer! Call (508)347-7300

767 VEHICLES WANTED

1992 GMC Diesel Truck UPS Truck-Style, Aluminum Grumman Body, Shelves. Rebuilt Transmission/Motor, New Fuel Tank, Radiator, Steering Box. Dual Wheels, 11’ Area Behind Seats Excellent Condition 14,100GVWR Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546

1997 Dodge Dakota

Vehicle Needed Elderly woman looking for donated vehicle. Even if it is in need of minor repairs. Does not need to pass inspection if it is a minor fix.

Call: 774-230-2564

Vehicle Needed!! If anyone has a car that runs and can get a sticker and they want to donate it to an old man that needs a car to get to the stores. Let him know he may be willing to give you something for the car.

Extended Cab 2 wheel drive, dark green 58,000 miles, 5 speed standard transmission, good condition.

Here is his number!! Call: 508-764-0594

$2,395. or BO Call: 508-713-3066 or 508-779-0194

We Buy Junk Cars

2001 Dodge 2500 Pickup, 4 wheel drive, automatic, single cab with 8” body, V-8, new snow tires, fisher plow ready.

$4,500 Call: 860-974-1801

Call Us At: 774-230-8586 $$$

VITAL STATISTICS Wheelbase: 116.7 inches Length: 193.5 inches Width: 74.4 inches Height: 57.3 inches Curb weight: 4343 lbs. Engine: 4.4-liter, V8 twin turbo Horsepower: 560 hp Torque: 500 lb. EPA estimated mpg city/highway: 15/22 Base price: $90,695 As-tested price: $103,975 Also consider: (a comparative vehicle) Audi S6, Mercedes E63 AMG, Cadillac CTS-V

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it's going to suit the driving styles of say, 99 percent of us. Handling and ride are greatly enhanced in the sport plus setting and a lot stiffer. It's been a fall and summer of fast cars for me. Nothing is going to beat out the Jaguar XK-RS for mind exhilarating fun but the BMW M5 is going to come in a close second for daily drivability. There's just something to be said for a luxury sports sedan that weighs more than two tons yet handles so nimbly. Of course, as with all these powerful cars, I need to somehow figure out how to come up with $100,000 that doesn't involve selling a vital organ. (For the latest new car news, follow me on Twitter at aboutusedcars. You can also read the latest automotive news at TorqueNews.com, where I am a contributor, or learn about buying and selling a used car at UsedCars.About.com.)

1500, Z71 off road package. Extended cab, Onstar, 5.3 liter V8, new Mastercraft tires. 224,000 miles

1 Slide, Low Mileage, Washer/Dryer, Very Good Condition.

$5,000 Call: 508-335-2747

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1998 Holiday Rambler Endeavor Diesel

6in. lift, completely rebuilt, 383 stroker, 35in. tires, lots of new parts. Awesome monster truck. Great for mud runnin!! Serious Inquiries Only

Great condition, real clean! New tires, custom order deluxe queen size bed and microwave. Everything works!

2002 GMC Sierra SLT

$6,000 OBO

1987 Chevy Pickup

BMW MOTORCYCLE

760 VANS/TRUCKS

Call: 774-922-2098

1994 Damon Escaper 32’ Fifth Wheel Camper

$6,000 OBO

Grey, VL800K, great bike, mint condition, under 2,200 miles (always garaged). Shield, saddle bags, and sissy bar.

Call: 908-242-2016

508 989-8165

750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS

With trailer, excellent condition, new battery, front brakes & tires.

OR will trade for 2-wheel drive pickup of equal value

Metallic Gray, VERY LOW MILES, Samson Ground Pounders, Very Clean.

2007 MOTORHOME

Own RV lot for less than renting Developers final phase All Lots 50% off Camp, Canoe, Fish, Pool, Activity Center

Call: 860-923-9067

1998 Honda 1100 Tourer

1996 HARLEY DAVIDSON 883 SPORTSTER

2 Motorcycles For Sale 2007 Roadstar Warrior-

$18,000 Call: 508-892-4102

LAKESIDE RV RESORT

with trailer

$6,000 OBO

$1,500 OBO Call: 508-885-9963

Low miles $4,000 774-402-4624

Chevy 454 engine, 58,000 miles, (6) Michelin tires, queen bed, (2) TVs, Onan 7.0 generator, backup camera, (2) new batteries, hydraulic leveling jacks, many extras, excellent condition.

750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS

31 ft. Class “C” Itasca Impulse 11.5 ft. slideout queen bed Owners are non-smokers/ have no pets Only 14,136 miles Many extras! Asking $58,000.00 Serious buyers call 508-320-2944

1997 R85OR T2K New tires, hard bags, tank bag.

Call for more information:

508-867-2774

740 MOTORCYCLES

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The cockpit of the BMW M5 is driver oriented but get used to steering wheel controls if you like to drive fast because the audio knobs are small for quick use while driving. Photos © BMW

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2008 Porsche Cayenne S

2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS

41,999

$

REDUCED

39,900

$

Automatic 4WD with only 40K Miles! This is the ultimate machine! Beautiful tan leather interior with a beautiful burgundy exterior! This is one classy vehicle! Beautiful Alloy wheels! Led Lights, power rear gate, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power memory seats, heated seats, AM/FM/CD/Navigation powered by a Bose stereo system, dual climate controls and much much more! You will need to see this one!

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

99.00 per mo.

$

66K Miles manual transmission and its a CONVERTIBLE!! 5 speed manual transmission, alloy wheels, leather, AC, rear defrost, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AM/FM/CD all powered by a Bose Stereo! This is one RARE vehicle and it is in MINT condition! 2011 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ with only 32K Miles! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, leather, heated seats, power seat, alloy wheels, AM/FM/CD/Aux for your Ipod or mp3 player powered by a Bose stereo, steering wheel controls (audio, cruise, information center in dash), tilt steering wheel, cruise control, power shifter on the shift and much more!

2007 Nissan Sentra 2.0S

199 per mo

$

Only 35K Miles! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, AM/FM/CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player, front wheel drive, 4 cylinder which is great on Gas!

2010 Kia Optima LX

249 per mo.

Only 14K Miles! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AM/FM/CD/

$

249 per mo.

289 per mo.

45K Miles! Leather, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, dual climate controls, heated seats, power seats, AM/FM/CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player all powered by a Bose Stereo system, sport shifter, sunroof, alloy wheels, steering wheel controls (audio, cruise, bluetooth), tilt steering wheel, cruise control and so much more!

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

299 per mo.

$

52K Miles! AWD, 5 Speed Manual transmission. This is a very RARE vehicle and it is in mint condition! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, leather, power seats, heated seats, sport transmission controls.

299 per mo.

2011 Ford Fusion SE

299 per mo.

35K Miles! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, AM/FM/CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player all powered by Microsoft Sync, tilt steering wheel, cruise controls, steering wheel con-

299 per mo.

Only 30K Miles! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, steering wheel controls (audio, cruise, and information center in the dash), AM/FM/CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player, and so much more!

349 per mo.

$

$

45K Miles! Beautiful Maroon color! Automatic, sport shifter, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, automatic lights, AC, rear defrost, AM/FM/CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player and much more!

2 TO CHOOSE

299 per mo.

alloys, power windows, powerlocks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, low miles, fog lights, wood grain, cruise, tilt, dual climate control

379 per mo.

489 per mo

$

4 Matic with only 40K Miles! What a BEAUTIFUL MACHINE! Sunroof, leather, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power seats, heated seats, AC, rear defrost, alloy wheels, fog lamps, AM/FM/CD, Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player with a direct connect, steering wheel controls (audio, cruise, bluetooth), power tilt and telescopic steering wheel and so much more! Luxury at its BEST!

399 per mo.

$

4x4 Loaded with only 66K Miles! This vehicle is LOADED! Leather, 3rd Row, heated seats, power memory seats, DVD with rear entertainment, alloy wheels, fog lamps, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, side steps, dual climate controls, AM/FM/CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player and so much more!

4x4 with only 19K Miles! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, 3rd Row seating, AM/FM/CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player, cruise, rear air controls, heated mirrors

399 per mo.

Only 11K Miles! This is the ultimate truck! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, rear back up camera that displays in the rear view mirror, bed liner, black rims, cruise controls, tilt steering wheel and so much more! This truck is practically brand new!

2010 Merecedes Benz C-Class C300Sport

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD 4x4

449 per mo.

$

459 per mo.

469 per mo

$

$

Only 41K Miles! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, power seats, memory seats, heated seats, alloy wheels, AM/FM/CD/Aux for Only 53K Miles! Running boards, sprayed bed liner, alloy wheels, power winyour Ipod or Mp3 player Navigation, cruise controls, tilt steering wheel, sunroof, steering wheel controls (audio, cruise), dual climate controls and so much dows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, tow package, AM/FM/CD Navigation, Rear back up camera, Bluetooth Audio system! This is one MINT Truck! more! The Mercedes Benz E class is very luxurious!

2010 Nissan Armada Titanium

4 Matic with only 34K Miles! What a BEAUTIFUL MACHINE! Sunroof, leather, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power seats, heated seats, AC, rear defrost, alloy wheels, fog lamps, AM/FM/CD, Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player with a direct connect, steering wheel controls (audio, cruise, bluetooth), power tilt and telescopic steering wheel and so much more! Luxury at its BEST!

2010 Merecedes Benz GL Class GL450

2011 Toyota Tundra 4WD

499 per mo.

$

529 per mo.

$

5.7 L V8 IForce quad cab 4x4 TRD Rock Warrior Edition! Only 19K Miles! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, special oversize alloy wheels, fog lamps, AM/FM/CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player, non slam rear door, cruise, tilt steering wheel and much more! This is a rare truck!

$

508.832.8886

599 per mo

AWD with only 41K Miles! This is a BEAUTIFUL LUXURY SUV! Full front sunroof, navigation, leather, rear viewing roof, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power seats, power collapsing mirrors, power rear gate, alloy wheels, running boards, roof rack, fog lamps, AM/FM/In dash 6 Disc CD changer, rear back up camera, power folding 3rd row seating, dual climate controls, steering wheel controls (audio, cruise, bluetooth), power telescoping steering wheel, AC, rear defrost, heated seats, memory power seats and so much more!

*All payments are subject to qualified credit. Payment include $3,000 customer cash, $3,000 Midstate Match at 2.99% for 72 months.

HOURS: Mon-Thurs 9-7 • Fri 9-6 • Sat 9-6 • Sun 11-4

2012 Toyota Tacoma

$

399 per mo.

$

2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 Luxury 3.5L

Only 55K Miles! Alloy wheels, running boards, fog lamps, roof racks, sunroof, DVD Player, rear back up camera, Leather, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, AM/FM/In dash 6 disc CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player, 3rd row seating, plenty of cargo room, tow package, fog lamps, power 3rd row seating, rear air controls, power pedals, tilt steering wheel, steering wheel controls (audio, cruise, bluetooth), dual climate controls and much more!

2007 GMC Yukon Denali XL

389 per mo.

399 per mo.

2010 Merecedes Benz C-Class C300Sport

SR5 quad cab 4x4 with only 89K Miles! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, power rear window, AM/FM/CD player, alloy wheels, bed liner, tow package, tilt steering wheel, cruise controls, steering wheel controls (audio and cruise) and much much more!

$

$

AWD with only 37K Miles! 3rd Row for 7 Passenger! Leather! Sunroof! Heated Seats! Power seats! AM/FM/In Dash 6 Disc CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player/USB/Satellite capable, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, alloy wheels, dual climate controls, fog lamps, steering wheel controls (audio, cruise, bluetooth) and much more!

329 per mo.

$

2009 Infiniti G37x

$

449 per mo.

2006 Toyota Tundra

329 per mo.

2010 Toyota Highlander

$

Coupe with only 46K Miles! Alloy wheels, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, sunroof, steering wheel controls (audio and cruise), tilt steering wheel, AM/FM/CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player and much more!

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70K Miles! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, 3rd row seating, alloy wheels, roof rack, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, AM/FM/CD player and so much more! This is one great SUV! 2011 Volkswagen Jetta with only 33K Miles! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, AM/FM/CD/aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player, tilt steering wheel, cruise controls, front wheel drive, automatic.

2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

299 per mo.

$

2008 Nissan Pathfinder S

2008 Nissan Pathfinder SE

2009 Acura MDX

21K Miles! This car is almost Brand New! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, AMAZING GAS MILEAGE! AM/FM/CD/Aux and USB for your Ipod or Mp3 player

$

2009 Toyota Tacoma

71K Miles! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power seat, AC, rear defrost, sunroof, rear back up camera, 3rd Row seating that folds down for rear storage, AM/FM/CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player, steering wheel controls (cruise, audio), tilt steering wheel, cruise control, alloy wheels, running boards, luggage racks

299 per mo.

$

2011 Chevrolet Impala LT

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

Big Horn 5.7 Hemi 4x4 Bumble Bee Edition! Only 41K Miles! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear power sliding windows, full quad cab, running boards, alloy wheels, matching yellow toneau cover with spoiler, tow package, AM/FM/CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player, 4x4

2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS

289 per mo.

9K Miles! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, rear defrost, AWD, Leather, sunroof, heated seats, power seats, memory driver seats, Navigation, AM/FM/In dash 6 Disc CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player, alloy wheels, steering wheel controls (audio, cruise, bluetooth), power tilt steering wheel and much more!

399 per mo.

27K Miles! Two door coupe automatic! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, Rear defrost, power seat, AM/FM/CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player, alloy wheels and much more

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Quad Cab with only 36K Miles! 4 Door, 4x4, fog lamps, alloy wheels, bed liner, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AC, AM/FM/CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player, tilt steering wheel, steering wheel controls (audio and cruise), this truck has an awesome feature...A rear back up camera in the rear view mirror and much more!

47K miles! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AM/FM/In dash 6 Disc CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 Player, dual climate controls, power driver seat, alloy wheels, sunroof, steering wheel controls (audio and cruise) and much more! This is one sporty car!

289 per mo.

$

2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

$

2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV

3 TO CHOOSE

AWD, perfect for winter! Auto, AC, PW, PL, cruise, tilt, steering wheel controls, alloys, perfect crossover vehicle

2012 Chrysler 200 LX

$

2007 Toyota Camry Solara SE

286 per mo.

$

62K Miles! Heated seats, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AM/FM/CD/Aux for your Ipod or Mp3 player, cruise, AC, rear defrost, power pedals, tilt steering wheel and much more!

249 per mo.

$

$

289 per mo.

2009 Subaru Legacy GT Ltd

2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS PZEV

2007 Nissan Murano S

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A Holiday Twist On Takeout (NAPS)

Holiday entertaining doesn’t have to mean the same old pigs in a blanket. Instead, take a note from the take-out menu for hors d’oeuvres that please a crowd, such as this recipe for Asian Pan-Fried Dumplings. Your guests will appreciate fare that’s unique and this version may even be more healthful than the real thing. Just don’t be surprised if someone asks where you ordered it!

ASIAN PAN-FRIED DUMPLINGS Filling: 1⁄2 lb ground chicken Takeout-inspired hors d’oeuvres offer fresh options for holiday entertaining. 1⁄2 c finely chopped bok choy 1⁄4 c chopped green onion

1⁄2 tsp freshly grated ginger 1⁄4 tsp sugar 1⁄2 Tbsp soy sauce 1⁄2 tsp sesame oil Dipping Sauce: 31⁄2 Tbsp soy sauce 2 tsp rice wine vinegar 1 tsp sesame oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp sugar 1 package store-bought dumpling or wonton wrappers (24-count or higher) 2 Tbsp Smart Balance® Omega Cooking Oil, divided 1⁄2 c water Combine filling ingredients; set aside. For dipping sauce, stir together ingredients; set aside. Using a cookie cutter or tumbler as a guide, cut store-bought dumpling or wonton wrappers into 3 to 3?-in circles. Spoon a scant tablespoon of filling into the center of each circle of dough. Fold the dough circle in half and pinch the edges together to seal. Pinch

pleats into the sealed edge and return the dumpling to wax paper until ready to cook. To cook, heat 1 Tbsp of Smart Balance® Omega Cooking Oil in a 10-in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 12 dumplings to the skillet. Cook for about 1 min or until the dumplings are golden brown on the bottom; do not turn the dumplings. Add 1⁄2 c of water to the skillet and cover it with a lid. Steam the dumplings for three minutes. Remove the lid and cook until the remaining water cooks away. Cook for an additional minute after water has evaporated but do not overbrown. Remove dumplings from skillet and keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil and remaining 12 dumplings. Serve the dumplings hot with dipping sauce. Yield: 8 (3-dumpling, approx. 2-tsp dipping sauce) servings

Per serving: 135 calories, 7g protein, 11g carbohydrate, 7g fat, 1g saturated fat, 3.5g monounsaturated fat, 2g polyunsaturated fat, 0g trans fat, 35mg omega-3 fatty acids, 1,763mg omega-6 fatty acids, 27mg cholesterol, 583mg sodium, 1g fiber, 1g sugar

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too with “Skinny Mini Holiday Desserts”

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(NAPS) The dessert table doesn’t have to be an enemy during the holidays. Simply be mindful of portions. “It isn’t necessary to feel deprived of your favorite desserts,” explains Cheryl Toner, M.S., R.D. “Instead, shift your thinking to how much is enough. When you are living an active, healthy lifestyle, there is room for a small holiday treat.” Indulgence and moderation can go hand in hand with CanolaInfo’s “Skinny Mini Holiday Desserts” Recipe Collection. It takes care of portion control for you and features bite-sized indulgences to limit calories while pleasing your sweet tooth. Each skinny mini dessert has 200 calories or less per serving and is made with

Ten Tips For A Safer Season (NAPS) While treasured holiday customs such as decorating, baking and entertaining are all part of what makes the holiday season a cherished time for family and friends, they can increase the risks for home fires and serious injuries—but not if you put safety at the top of your holiday “to-do” list with these tips: • Check that electrical decorations have a certification label from a nationally recognized testing laborato© iStockphoto.com/HannamariaH ry, which indicates that they have been tested for safety. Turn off, unplug and extinguish all decorations • Inspect all electrical decora- when going to sleep or leaving the house. tions for damage before use. Cracked or frayed sockets, loose or bare wires, and loose connections may cause a serious are a common cause of holiday fires. • Protect cords from damage. shock or start a fire. Power and extension cords should never • Never connect more than three strings of incandescent lights together. be pinched in doors, windows or under These lights require a surprising heavy furniture. Do not place cords amount of energy and can overload the under carpets or rugs, and never nail or electrical circuit. LED lights use less staple them to the wall or baseboard. • Check for freshness when purpower, letting you safely connect more chasing a live Christmas tree and keep strings. • Do not overload electrical out- your tree fresh by watering it daily. Dry lets. Overloaded outlets and faulty wires trees are a serious fire hazard.

• Use battery-operated candles instead of traditional candles. Candles are responsible for 45 percent of fires involving holiday decorations. • Keep combustibles, including presents, stockings and the Christmas tree, at least three feet from heat sources such as the fireplace or space heater. Heat sources that are too close to decorations are a factor in 48 percent of home holiday decoration fires. • Stay in the kitchen when something is cooking. Unattended cooking equipment is the leading cause of home cooking fires. • Turn off, unplug and extinguish all decorations when going to sleep or leaving the house. Half of all home fire deaths occur between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

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canola oil, which has the least saturated fat and most omega-3 fat of all common culinary oils. This keeps saturated fat levels in check (2.5 grams or less) in the recipes, which include Mini Peppermint Cupcakes, Almond-Apricot Snowballs, Mini Pear-Ginger Cheesecakes with Ginger Snap Crust, Mini Pumpkin and Date-Nut Cakes with Maple Glaze, Cherry Pie Bites and these pops:

BROWNIE PARTY POPS Yield: 32 pops Serving: One pop Brownies canola oil spray 1/2 cup canola oil 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 2⁄3 cup cocoa powder 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips Pops 2 cups milk chocolate chips 1 tsp canola oil Optional Toppings candy sprinkles chopped peanuts coconut flakes mini chocolate chips Special equipment 32 candy/lollipop sticks (6inch) plastic foam block Preheat oven to 325° F. Line bottom and sides of 9x9 inch baking pan with parchment paper or foil. Leave about 4 inches of overhang on two opposite sides. These serve as handles to remove brownies from pan in one piece, so there should be enough overhang to have a solid grip. Spray parchment or foil with canola oil. In medium bowl, mix together canola oil, vanilla and eggs until fully combined. In large, separate bowl, whisk flour, sugar,

cocoa, baking powder and salt together. Slowly whisk liquid ingredients into dry ingredients, stirring constantly. Fold in chocolate chips. Spread brownie batter evenly in lined pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely on rack. Remove from pan and trim off any overly crusty parts. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt milk chocolate chips in double boiler. Add canola oil and stir until smooth. Dip one candy/lollipop stick into melted chocolate (this will help brownie adhere better to stick). Scoop up about 1 Tbsp of brownie. Form brownie onto stick, making sure brownie is nice, round and secure. Immediately after molding it to stick, dip pops one at a time into melted chocolate. Allow some chocolate to get onto sticks to help keep them secure. Dip into different toppings as desired. Place sticks into plastic foam block to keep them upright as they set. Once all pops are finished, place in refrigerator for about 30 minutes to set. When finished, store in an airtight container in refrigerator or cool place for up to one week. Nutritional Analysis per Serving (excluding optional toppings): Calories 140, Total Fat 8 g, Sodium 45 mg The complete “Skinny Mini Holiday Desserts” Recipe Collection is at www.CanolaInfo.org.

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HOLIDAY IDEAS A New Twist On A Delicious Tradition (NAPS) For years, friends and families have been getting together to share recipes, especially around the holiday season. Now, thanks to today’s technology, recipes that once were only shared by passing down family favorites on weathered recipe cards are just a click away. There are several ways to celebrate the social aspect of sharing recipes.?For instance, you can have a cookie party. At these, families and friends, neighbors and club members all make cookies together. Each one brings a favorite recipe and ingredients and everyone shares the result. A similar get-together is the cookie exchange. In this case, you make dozens of cookies at home and bring them to the exchange at a designated time and place so all participants get to enjoy what each other has baked. With social media, such as Pinterest, recipe sharing can be easier and more widespread. That’s because you can post pictures of your baked goods on the site and see recipes, tips and creative ideas for

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making food craft projects. The average “pinner”—someone who uploads or “pins” photos, recipes and the like on Pinterest—makes some 2,708 pins and one in every eight is about food and drink. To help make the cookies you share more attractive and delicious, however you go about it, consider these tips: • Make sure all the ingredients are fresh—be sure everything rises with a new can of Clabber Girl Baking Powder. • Measure carefully.?Cooking may be an art but baking is a science. • Check your oven. Some run hotter than others and you may need to adjust the temperature or cooking time. • Here’s a festive recipe to try: Candy Cane Biscotti

31⁄2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon Clabber Girl Baking Powder 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar

Candy cane–covered cookies to share with your friends and family. 1 cup butter, softened 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

2 large eggs 1 cup finely crushed candy canes 1⁄2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Preheat oven to 350º F; line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl; set aside. Cream sugar, butter, water, extract and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add flour mixture, 1⁄2 cup crushed candy canes and almonds. Beat on low speed until just blended. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 10x3-inch log; place each log on separate prepared cookie sheet. Bake each log 30 minutes or until center is firm to the touch. Cool 15 to 20 minutes. Using a serrated knife, cut logs diagonally into 1⁄2-inch slices. Place on cookie sheets. Bake 15 minutes; turn and bake 12 to 15 minutes longer or until edges are browned. Cool completely on wire racks. Dip each cookie halfway into melted chocolate. Before chocolate solidifies, dip ends into remaining 1⁄2 cup crushed candy canes. Store in tightly covered container—and pin the picture of what you’ve created onto Pinterest.

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Smile and say cheesecake: This semihomemade treat can brighten an everyday meal or be the crowning touch on a holiday dinner.

Staying healthy over the holidays, experts advise, requires at least two simple steps: planning ahead and taking time for yourself. Fortunately, this can be simpler than many suspect because the “cool aisles” of the grocery store have many “secret weapons” to make holiday food preparation and entertaining easier and more enjoyable. Frozen and refrigerated foods provide an excellent opportunity for planning ahead for the holidays so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time for yourself. It helps to “stock up” your freezer and fridge with: • Delicious breakfast selections—waffles, pancakes, eggs, cheeses and breakfast sandwiches; combine fruit with yogurts and juices for smoothies to make holiday mornings even more fun. • Super snacks and appetizers— cheeses, dips, egg rolls, shrimp, pizza, wings and meatballs; serve on attractive platters and let the party begin. • Dinner plans—the frozen aisles offer a variety of fully prepared entrées; they can be on the table for your family in minutes on busy nights. • Side-dish pleasures—ready-to-heatand-eat vegetables, potatoes and breads can make holiday meals less work. • Delightful desserts—fill the freezer and refrigerator with enough delicious pies, cakes, ice cream, puddings, whipped toppings and ready-to-bake cookies to please your fami-

ly, friends and guests. Here, from the experts at the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA), is a delicious, easy holiday dessert you can serve with a “homemade touch”:

CHEESECAKE WITH CHERRY Topping 1 frozen cheesecake 10 ounces sweet or sour pitted cherries (frozen works well) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1⁄4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1⁄2 cup water Fresh mint Thaw cheesecake according to package directions. To make topping, combine cherries, lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch and water in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, cook it for an additional 1 to 2 minutes, then remove from heat. Cool completely. Spread on top of cheesecake. Garnish with mint leaves. Serves 4–6. For more delicious recipes, tips and important information on frozen and refrigerated foods, visit www.EasyHomeMeals.com and “like” NFRA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EasyHomeMeals.

Give Family And Friends Their Healthy, Tasty Desserts Just Desserts: A Low-Calorie, All-Natural Whipped Topping

dessert to enjoy it. Consider serving bite-sized desserts instead of full servings. Mini pies, cake pops and onebite cookies are all ways you can control your family’s portion sizes. Just remember, just because they are smaller in size doesn’t mean you should eat more of them.

(NAPS) Here’s a sweet idea:?a delicious dessert with less fat and fewer calories. Taking aim directly at the waistline of holiday dessert lovers, there’s now an all-natural, frozen whipped topping that boasts an incredible 30 calories per serving. truwhip is 100 percent natural; free of genetically modified organisms; has no high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, trans fats or gluten; and doesn’t contain the chemicals that other whipped toppings do. You can use it on apple and pumpkin pies or as a topping in coffee drinks and hot cocoa. Try the topping in savory holiday recipes as well, replacing heavy cream with a great-tasting, healthful and easy-to-use alternative. You can also try truwhip in an easy, elegant dish such as this:

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